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O God, I thank thee that the night

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O God! I thank Thee that the night
In peace and rest hath passed away,
And that I see in this fair light
My Father’s smile, that makes it day.

Be Thou my guide, and let me live
As under Thine all-seeing eye;
Supply my wants, my sins forgive,
And make me happy when I die.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #366

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 [sic. 1845] (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, I thank thee that the night
Author: John Pierpont
Copyright: Public Domain



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