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O God! Who When the Night was Deep

O God, who, when the night was deep

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O God, who, when the night was deep,
Hast kept me safe and lent me sleep,
Now with Thy sun Thou bid'st me rise,
And look around with older eyes.

2 Each happy morning Thou dost give,
I have one morning less to live;
O help me so this day to spend,
To make me fitter for the end.

3 O bid all wicked thoughts to fly;
The fretful word, the idle eye;
Help me to think in all I do,
"God sees me: - would He have it so?"

4 Make my first wish and thought to be
For others sooner than for me;
And let me pardon them, as I
Hope for God's pardon when I die.

5 Be with me when I work and play;
Be with me now and every day:
Be near me, when I pray Thee hear;
And when I pray not, - Lord! be near.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #7

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave

Palgrave, Francis Turner, M.A., eldest son of Sir Francis Palgrave, the Historian, was born at Great Yarmouth, Sept. 28, 1824, and educated at the Charterhouse (1838-1843) and at Oxford, where he graduated in first class Classical Honours. He was scholar of Balliol (1842) and Fellow of Exeter (1846). He was engaged in the Education Department of the Privy Council till 1884, being also Private Secretary to Lord Granville (then Lord President). In 1885 he was elected Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Professor Palgrave's publications include:— (1) Idylls and Songs, 1854; (2) Art Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, 1862; (3) Essays on Art, 1866; (4) Lyrical Poems, 1871; (5) Hymns, 1st ed., 1867; 2nd ed., 1868; 3rd ed., 1870.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, who, when the night was deep
Title: O God! Who When the Night was Deep
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

A Church of England Hymn Book #598

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The Children's Hymnal #12

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The Sunday School Hymnary #143

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #177

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The Westminster Abbey Hymn-Book #279

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Voices of Praise #7

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