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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

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full 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

SKARA (Sewall)


LANGRAN

LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…

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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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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1653
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #1653TextScoreAudio
Include 8 pre-1979 instances



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