19. Round me falls the night

1 Round me falls the night;
Saviour, be my light;
through the hours in darkness shrouded
let me see thy face unclouded;
let thy glory shine
in this heart of mine.

2 Earthly work is done,
earthly sounds are none;
rest in sleep and silence seeking,
let me hear thee softly speaking;
in my spirit's ear
whisper, 'I am near.'

3 Blessèd, heavenly Light,
shining through earth's night;
voice, that oft of love hast told me;
arms, so strong to clasp and hold me;
thou thy watch wilt keep,
Saviour, o'er my sleep.

Text Information
First Line: Round me falls the night
Author: William Romanis, 1824-1899
Meter: 55 88 55
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Composer: Adam Drese, 1620-1701
Meter: 55 88 55
Key: G Major
Source: Geistreiches Gesangbuch, Darmstadt, 1698

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