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296. Sun of My Soul

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 the soft dews of kindly sleep
My weary eyelids gently steep,
Be my last tho't, 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 us when we wake
Ere thro' the world our way I 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
Author: John Keble
Publication Date: 1960
Topic: Closing; Death
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Sun of my soul! Thou Savior dear]
Composer: Peter Ritter
Key: F Major

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