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.
|First Line:||Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear|
|Title:||Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear|
|Author:||John Keble, 1792-1866|
|Source:||"Katholisches Gesangbuch," (c, 1775)|