15. 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 awful day.

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

5 When in the night I sleepless lie,
my soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
no powers of darkness me molest.

6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
praise him, all creatures here below,
praise him above, angelic host,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: Glory to thee, my God, this night
Author: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Evening
Notes: May be sung as a round
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585
Arranger: Thomas Ravenscroft, c1592-c1635 (1621)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major

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