208. Glory to thee, my God, this night

1 Glory to thee, my God, this night
for all the blessings of the light;
keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
beneath thy own almighty wings.

2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
the ill that I this day have done,
that with the world, myself and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread
the grave as little as my bed;
teach me to die, that so I may
rise glorious at the aweful day.

4 O may my soul on thee repose,
and with sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
sleep that may me more vig'rous make
to serve my God when I awake.

5 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: Glory to thee, my God, this night
Title: Glory to thee, my God, this night
Author: Thomas Ken, 1637-1710
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Evening
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Tallis, c. 1505-1585
Meter: LM
Key: G Major

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