1 Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear,
It is not night if Thou be near;
Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise,
To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes!
2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep
My weary 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 cannot 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 thru the world my way I take;
Abide with me till in Thy love
I lose myself in heav'n above.
|First Line:||Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear|
|Title:||Sun of My Soul|
|Author:||John Keble, 1792-1866|
|Topic:||Evening Hymns; Worship of God|
|Source:||Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, c. 1774|