Mudcat Café message #12268 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2745   Message #12268
Posted By: Dale Rose
13-Sep-97 - 11:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origin Req: Twilight Is Stealing / ...Falling
Subject: RE: Twilight is stealing
Twilight is Stealing is by A. S. Kiefer and B. C. Unseld. It was written in the latter part of the 19th century. Kiefer, at least, was from Missouri. The version I located was in Bells of Bethlehem published by the Trio Music Company of Waco, TX and Memphis, TN in 1920. This is a paperback hymnal, similar to those of the Stamps-Baxter and Hartford companies, which were extremely popular until well into the 1960s. With only minor differences, this version is the same as that given by Ferrara, except that the last two lines of verse two are printed as the last two lines of verse three, and vice versa.