139. Hursley

1 Sun of my soul! thou Savior 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 soft the dews of kindly sleep
My wearied eyelids gently steep,
Be my last thought—how sweet to rest
Forever on my Savior's breast!

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

4 Be near to bless me when I wake,
Ere through the world my way I take;
Abide with me till, in thy love,
I lose myself in heaven above.

Text Information
First Line: Sun of my soul! thou Savior dear
Title: Hursley
Author: J. Keble
Publication Date: 1883
Scripture: John 1:4
Tune Information
Name: [Sun of my soul! thou Savior dear]
Composer: W. H. Monk—arr

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