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16. God, that madest earth and heaven

1 God, that madest earth and heaven,
darkness and light;
who the day for toil hast given,
for rest the night;
may thine angel-guards defend us,
slumber sweet thy mercy send us,
holy dreams and hopes attend us,
this livelong night.

2 Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
and, when we die,
may we in thy mighty keeping
all peaceful lie:
when the last dread call shall wake us,
do not thou our God forsake us,
but to reign in glory take us
with thee on high.

Text Information
First Line: God, that madest earth and heaven
Author (v. 1): Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Author (v. 2): Richard Whateley (1787 - 1863)
Meter: 84 84 88 84
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Angels; Children and All-Age Worship; Evening (4 more...)
Notes: May also be sung to EAST ACKLAM (284).
Tune Information
Meter: 84 84 88 84
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh traditional melody harmonised Compilers of English Hymnal, 1906

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