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249. 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, 1824-99
Meter: 55 88 55
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Times and Seasons: Evening
Tune Information
Composer: A. Drese, 1620-1710
Meter: 55 88 55
Key: G Major
Source: Geistliches Gesangbuch, Darmstadt, 1698

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