Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Great God, my faith and hope relies
Upon thy grace alone.
 
4 Thus, with my thoughts compos’d to  peace,
I’ll give mine eyes to sleep:
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep.
 
Hymn 45 • Glory to thee, my God, this night
HYMN 45. L M.
 
1 Glory to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light:
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Under the shadow of thy wings.
 
2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The sins 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
Triumphing rise at the last day.
 
4 O may my soul on thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close: [p. 59]
Great God, my faith and hope relies
Upon thy grace alone.
 
4 Thus, with my thoughts compos’d to peace,
I’ll give mine eyes to sleep:
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep.
 
Hymn 45 • Glory to thee, my God, this night
HYMN 45. L M.
 
1 Glory to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light:
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Under the shadow of thy wings.
 
2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The sins 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
Triumphing rise at the last day.
 
4 O may my soul on thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close: [p. 59]
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