197. Where Wilt Thou Go Since Night Draws Near

1 Where wilt Thou go since night draws near,
O Jesus Christ, Thou Pilgrim dear?
Lord, make me happy, be my Guest,
And in my heart, oh, deign to rest.

2 Grant my request, O dearest Friend,
For truly I the best intend;
Thou knowest that Thou ever art
A welcome Guest unto my heart.

3 The day is now far spent and gone,
The shades of night come quickly on;
Abide with me, Thou heav'nly Light,
And do not leave me in this night.

4 Enlighten me that from the way
That leads to heaven I may not stray,
That I may never be misled,
Though night of sin is round me spread.

5 And when I on my death-bed lie,
Help me that I in peace may die.
Abide! I will not let Thee go.
Thou wilt not leave me, Lord, I know.


Text Information
First Line: Where wilt Thou go, since night draws near
Title: Where Wilt Thou Go Since Night Draws Near
German Title: Wo willst du hin, weil's Abend ist
Author: August Crull, d. 1923 (alt.)
Author: Unknown (1674)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Easter
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Leipzig, 1589

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