621a. Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear

1 Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear,
it is not night if thou be near:
O may no earth-born cloud arise
to hide thee from thy servant's eyes.

2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep
my wearied eyelids gently steep,
be my last thought, how sweet to rest
for ever on my Saviour's breast.

3 Abide with me from morn till eve,
for without thee I cannot live;
abide with me when night is nigh,
for without thee I dare not die.

4 Watch by the sick; enrich the poor
with blessings from thy boundless store;
be ev'ry mourner's sleep tonight
like infant's slumbers, pure and light.

Text Information
First Line: Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear
Title: Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear
Author: John Keble, 1792-1866
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: F Major
Source: "Katholisches Gesangbuch," (c, 1775)

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