For the Morning

My God was with me all this night, And gave me sweet repose

Author: John Mason
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My God was with me all the night,
And gave me sweet repose;
His angels watched me while I slept,
Or I had never rose.

2 Now for the mercies of the night,
My humble thanks I'll pay;
And unto God I'll dedicate,
The first fruits of the day.

3 In midst of dangers, fear and death,
Thy goodness I'll adore,
And praise thee for thy mercies past,
And humbly hope for more.

4 My life, if thou preserve my life,
Thy sacrifice shall be;
My death, when death must be my lat,
Shall join my soul to thee.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My God was with me all this night, And gave me sweet repose
Title: For the Morning
Author: John Mason
Language: English
Publication Date: 1816
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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