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Savior, when night involves the skies

Savior, when night involves the skies

Author: Thomas Gisborne (1805)
Published in 69 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Saviour, when night involves the skies,
My soul, adoring, turns to Thee;
Thee, self-abased in mortal guise,
And wrapt in shades of death for me.

2. On Thee my waking raptures dwell,
When crimson gleams the east adorn,
Thee, Victor of the grave and hell,
Thee, Source of life's eternal morn.

3. When noon her throne in light arrays,
To Thee my soul triumphant springs;
Thee, throned in glory's endless blaze,
Thee, Lord of lords and King of kings.

4. O'er earth, when shades of evening steal,
To death and Thee my thoughts I give;
To death, whose power I soon must feel,
To Thee, with Whom I trust to live.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Thomas Gisborne

Thomas Gisborne was born at Derby, in 1758. He became perpetual Curate of Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, in 1783, and Prebendary of Durham in 1826. He died in 1846. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Savior, when night involves the skies
Author: Thomas Gisborne (1805)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Episcopal Collection
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

SWEDEN (Hiles)


QUEBEC (Baker)

Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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