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Father, the watches of the night are o'er

Father, the watches of the night are o'er

Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Father, the watches of the night are o'er;
To light and life the soul has risen once more;
Blessed be Thou, who, through the helpless hours,
Hast kept in deepest peace her slumbering powers.

2 Father, the watches of the day are here;
More than from those of night have we to fear;
By rude cares troubled, by temptations pressed,
Through the day watches, Father, give us rest!

Amen.

Source: The Hymnbook #530

Text Information

First Line: Father, the watches of the night are o'er

Tune

SONG 24

Orlando Gibbons (b. Oxford, England, 1583; d. Canterbury, England, 1625) composed SONG 24 as a setting for a paraphrase of Lamentations 1. The tune was number 24 (hence, the tune name) in his collection of hymn tunes composed for and published in George Wither's The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1…

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BATTLE


SKARA (Sewall)


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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1653
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Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #1653

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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