6457. Hear Thy Children, Gentle Jesus

1 Hear Thy children, gentle Jesus,
While we breathe our evening prayer;
Save us from all harm and danger,
Take us ’neath Thy sheltering care.

2 Save us from the wiles of Satan,
’Mid the lone and sleepful night
Sweetly may our guardian angels
Keep us ’neath their watchful sight.

3 Gentle Jesus, look in pity
From Thy glorious throne above:
All the night Thy care is wakeful
In Thy sacrament of love.

4 Shades of even fast are falling,
Day is fading into gloom;
When the shades of death fall round us,
Lead Thy exiled children home.

Text Information
First Line: Hear Thy children, gentle Jesus
Title: Hear Thy Children, Gentle Jesus
Author: Francis Stanfield
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: Cantica Sacra by John H. Cornell (Boston: Patrick Donahoe, 1865)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: PRUSSIA, German tune, 1865
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1862)
Meter: 87.87
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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