1 Sun of my soul, O Savior dear,
it is not night if you are near;
O may no earth-born cloud arise
to hide you from your servant's eyes.
2 Abide with me from morn till eve,
for without you I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,
for without you I dare not die.
3 Watch by the sick; enrich the poor
with blessings from your boundless store;
Be every mourner's sleep tonight,
like infant's slumbers, pure and light.
4 Come near and bless us when we wake,
as through the world our way we take,
till through your love which knows no end
we gain at last the peace of heaven.
|First Line:||Sun of my soul, O Savior dear|
|Title:||Sun of My Soul, O Savior Dear|
|Author:||John Keble (1820, alt.)|
|Scripture:||John 15:4-5; Luke 24:29|
|Topic:||Comfort and Assurance; Evening; Jesus Christ: Presence of|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||GROSSER GOTT, WIR LOBEN DICH, Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna c. 1774, adapt. from|