All praise to Him who dwells in blissAuthor: Charles Wesley (1741)
Tune: ST. SAVIOUR (Baker 11716)
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1. All praise to Him who dwells in bliss,
Who made both day and night;
Whose throne is darkness, in th'abyss,
Of uncreated light.
2. Each thought and deed His piercing eyes
With strictest search survey;
The deepest shades no more disguise
Than the full blaze of day.
3. Whom Thou dost guard, O King of kings,
No evil shall molest:
Under the shadow of Thy wings,
Shall they securely rest.
4. Thy angels shall around their beds
Their constant stations keep:
Thy faith and truth shall shield their heads,
For Thou dost never sleep.
5. May we, with calm and sweet repose
And heavenly thoughts refreshed,
Our eyelids with the morn's unclose,
And bless the Ever-bless'd.
All praise to Him who dwells in bliss. C. Wesley. [Evening.] First published in J. Wesley's Collection of Psalms & Hymns, 1741, as "An Evening Hymn," in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In the Poetical Works of J. & C. Wesley, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 27, it is repeated without alteration. Although in somewhat extensive use both in Great Britain and America, it has never found a place in the Wesleyan Hymn Book. In the Hymnary, 1872, No. 75, a doxology has been added. Usually it is given in its original form.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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