Giver and Guardian of my sleep

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 56 hymnals

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1 Giver and guardian of our sleep,
To praise thy name we wake;
Still, Lord, thy chosen servants keep,
For thine own mercy's sake.

2 The blessing of another day
We thankfully receive;
O may we only thee obey,
And to thy glory live.

3 Upon us by thy mighty hand,
Our words and thoughts restrain;
Bow every soul to thy command,
Nor let our faith be vain.

4 Subject of hope, we wait thy hour
Which shall salvation bring;
When all we are shall own thy power
And dwell with Christ, our King.


Source: The Hymnal #61

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Giver and Guardian of my sleep
Title: Morning
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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