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Evening Hymn

Sleep, downy sleep, come, close mine eyes

Author: Thomas Flatman
Tune: REPOSE
Published in 16 hymnals

Full Text

1 Sleep, downy sleep, come, close mine eyes
Tir'd with beholding vanites.
Welcome sweet sleep and chase away,
The toils and follies of the day.

2 On thy soft bosom, will I lie,
Forget the world, and learn to die,
O Israel's wathcful shepherd spread,
Thy guardian angels round my bed.

3 Let not the spirits of the air,
While I lie slumb'ring me insnare;
But gurad thy suppliant free from harm
Claspt in thine everlasting arm.

4 Clouds ant thick darkness are thy throne
Thy wonderful pavilion,
O dart from thence one heav'nly ray,
And then my midnigh shall be day.

5 Thus when the morn in crimson dress,
Break through the windows of the east,
My thankful hymns of praise shall rise,
Like incense of the sacrifice.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCLV

Author: Thomas Flatman

Flatman, Thomas, poet and miniature painter, was born in London, cir. 1633, and died cir. 1688. He was a barrister of the Inner Temple, but gave most of his time to poetry and painting. He was the author of some Pindaric Odes on the deaths of Prince Rupert, and of Charles II.; and of a prose satire on Richard Cromwell. His Poems & Songs were published in 1674 (3rd edition 1682), and from this volume the following hymns have been transferred to Dr. Martineau's Hymns, 1840, and his Hymns of Praise and Prayer, 1873:— "Awake, my soul, awake, mine eyes " (Morning); “Sweet slumbers, come and chase away" (Evening). The similarity of these hymns to the Morning and Evening hymns of Bp. Ken suggests the possibility that they may have inspired… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sleep, downy sleep, come, close mine eyes
Title: Evening Hymn
Author: Thomas Flatman

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Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #667Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #367Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #709Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d434
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #255Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCLVTextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #255Page Scan
Church Chorals and Choir Studies #38Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages: being selections from Wither, Cranshaw, Southwell, Habington, and other sources (2nd series) #173Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d200
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d187
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #108bPage Scan
Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d129
The Middlesex Collection of Church Music: or, ancient psalmody revived: containing a variety of psalm tunes, the most suitable to be used in divine service (2nd ed. rev. cor. and enl.) #109Page Scan
The Musical Olio #d2
The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: adapted to prayer, conference and camp-meetings #111



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