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518. Sun of My Soul, Thou Savior Dear

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1 Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear,
it is not night if thou be near;
O may no earth-born cloud arise
T\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 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.

5 Come near and bless us when we wake,
ere through the world our way we take,
till in the ocean of thy love
we lose ourselves in heav'n above.

Text Information
First Line: Sun of my soul, thou Savior dear
Title: Sun of My Soul, Thou Savior Dear
Author: John Keble (1827)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: F Major
Source: Grosser Gott, wir loben dich, (arranged (1861) from ) in Katholischer Gesangbuch (1774)

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