My Father, for another night

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1 My Father, for another night
of quiet sleep and rest,
for all the joy of morning light,
thy holy name be blest.

2 Now with the new-born day I give
myself anew to thee,
that as thou willest I may live,
and what thou willest be.

3 Whate'er I do, things great or small,
whate'er I speak or frame,
thy glory may I seek in all,
do all in Jesus' name.

4 My Father, for his sake, I pray,
thy child accept and bless;
and lead me by thy grace to-day
in paths of righteousness.

Source: Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #5

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

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My Father, for another night. Sir H. W. Baker. [Morning.] Contributed to the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875. It is repeated in a few collections, including the Additional Hymns, added to the Leeds Sunday School Hymn Book, 1878. In this last case it is ascribed to “Oakes" in error.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #513
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #5TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #454TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #3
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #269
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #340
The Cyber Hymnal #4216TextScoreAudio
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