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The Christian's goodnight

Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest

Author: Sarah Doudney
Tune: [Sleep on, belovèd, sleep, and take thy rest]
Published in 42 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;
Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's breast;
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best--
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!

2 Calm is thy slumber as an infant's sleep;
But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep:
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep--
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!

3 Until the shadows from this earth are cast,
Until He gathers in His sheaves at last,
Until the twilight gloom be over past--
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!

4 Until the Easter glory lights the skies,
Until the dead in Jesus shall arise,
And He shall come, but not in lowly guise--
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!



Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #186

Author: Sarah Doudney

Doudney, Sarah, daughter of Mr. George E. Doudney, of Cosham, Hants, was born near Portsmouth, but removed into a remote village in Hampshire at an early age. Her first efforts in literature were made when she was quite young, her poem, "The Lessons of the Water-Mill," a popular song, especially in America, having been written when she was only fifteen. Known mainly to the reading public through her stories, A Woman's Glory, Stepping Stones, and others, and through her contributions to the Sunday Magazine, Good Words, and other serials, her works, including fiction, and sacred and secular poems, have been widely read and appreciated. Her sacred poems are the least numerous of her writings. Some of these, as, "The Master hath come, and He ca… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest
Title: The Christian's goodnight
Author: Sarah Doudney
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #123

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The Cyber Hymnal #791

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