7382. When Shades of Night Around Us Close

1. When shades of night around us close,
And weary limbs in sleep repose,
The faithful soul awake may be,
And longing sigh, O Lord, to Thee.

2. Thou true Desire of nations, hear,
Thou Word of God, Thou Savior dear;
In pity heed our humble cries,
And bid at length the fallen rise.

3. O come, Redeemer, come and free
Thine own from guilt and misery;
The gates of Heav’n again unfold,
Which Adam’s sin had closed of old.

4. All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whose advent sets Thy people free,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: When shades of night around us close
Title: When Shades of Night Around Us Close
Latin Title: In noctis umbrâ desides
Author: Charles Coffin (1736)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Paris Breviary, 1736; translated from Latin to English by the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. GALL
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13455 66556 53432
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Can­tar­i­um S. Gal­li, 1845
Copyright: Public Domain

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