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Round Me Falls the Night

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1 Round me falls the night;
Savior, be my light.
Through the hours in darkness shrouded
let me see thy face unclouded;
let thy glory shine
in this heart of mine.

2 Earthly work is done;
earthly sounds are none.
Rest in sleep and silence seeking,
Jesus, let me hear you speaking;
"Neither fret nor fear;
I am always near."

3 Blessed, heavenly light,
shining through earth's night,
voice that oft of love has told me,
arms so strong to clasp and hold me—
careful watch now keep,
Savior, o'er my sleep.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #791

Author: William Romanis

Romanis, William, M.A., born in 1824, and educated at Emmanuel College, Camb., B.A. in honours, 1846, M.A. 1849, D. 1847, P. 1848. From 1846 to 1856 he was Assistant Master in the Classical Dept. of Cheltenham College. Subsequently he was Curate of Axminster; then of St. Mary's, Reading. In 1863 he became Vicar of Wigston Magna, Leicester, and in 1888 of Twyford, Hants. He retired from active work in 1895, and died in 1899. His Sermons Preached at St. Mary's, Reading, were published in 1862; 2nd series, 1864. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Dark lies before us, hid from mortal view. [For Divine Guidance.] 2. Lord, who shall sit beside Thee? [SS. James and John.] 3. Round me falls the night. [Evening.] These hymns appeared… Go to person page >



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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #644


Christian Worship #791

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Common Praise #19

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #585

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #18

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #279


The Cyber Hymnal #5848

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The New English Hymnal #249

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