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137a. Glory to thee, my God, this night

1 Glory to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings,
Beneath thine own almighty wings.

2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ill which 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 thy judgment-day.

4 Oh, let my soul on thee repose,
And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close!
Sleep which shall me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake.

5 Lord, let my soul forever share
The bliss of thy paternal care:
'Tis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven above,
To see thy face and sing thy love.

Text Information
First Line: Glory to thee, my God, this night
Publication Date: 1870
Notes: Tune for 388, 117, 294, and 295 in "American Sunday School Hymn Book" (ASS1860a)
Tune Information
Composer: Tallis
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major or modal

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