223. All praise to thee, my God, this night

1 All praise to thee, my God, this night,
for all the blessings of the light!
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
beneath thine 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 awesome 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, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: All praise to thee, my God, this night
Author: Thomas Ken (1637-1711)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in the morning and evening; Purity Of Heart; Renewal
Notes: May be sung as a unison canon
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
Meter: LM
Key: G Major

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