Hear thy children, gentle Jesus, While we breathe our evening prayer

Hear thy children, gentle Jesus, While we breathe our evening prayer

Author: Francis Stanfield
Tune: ST. SYLVESTER (Dykes)
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Hear Thy children, gentle Jesus,
While we breathe our evening prayer;
Save us from all harm and danger,
Take us 'neath Thy sheltering care.

2 Save us from the wiles of Satan,
'Mid the lone and silent night
Sweetly may bright guardian angels
Keep us 'neath their watchful sight.

3 Gentle Jesus, look in pity
From Thy great white throne above:
All the night Thy care is watchful;
Never closed Thine eyes of love.

4 Shades of evening fast are falling,
Day is fading into gloom;
When the shades of death fall round us,
Lead Thy ransomed children home.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #17

Author: Francis Stanfield

Stanfield, Francis, s. of Clarkson Stanfield the artist, was b. in London Nov. 5, 1836 [sic. 1835], and educated at St. Edmund's College, near Ware. Since his ordination he has principally been engaged in conducting missions and retreats, but he was for some time stationed at Hertford, and has been lately priest in charge at Old Hall Green, Herts. A collected edition of his hymns is being issued by the Benedictine Fathers at Ramsgate. They include:— i. From his Catholic Hymns, pt. i. 1858, ii. 1860:— 1. All hail, bright feast of jubilation. All Saints. 2. All ye who love your fatherland. Prayer for England. 3. Drear is the nightfall. B. V. M. 4. Hail, Virgin Queen of May's bright gladdening hours. May. 5. Hear th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hear thy children, gentle Jesus, While we breathe our evening prayer
Author: Francis Stanfield
Language: English



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