Sun of my soul, Thou Savior Dear

Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear, It is not night if thou be near

Author: John Keble (1820)
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1 Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear,
it is not night if Thou be near;
O, may no earth-born cloud arise,
to hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes.

2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep
my weary eyelids gently steep,
be my last thought-- how sweet to rest
forever on my Savior's breast!

3 Abide with me from morn till eve,
for without Thee I cannot live;
abide with me when night is nigh,
for without Thee I dare not die.

4 Be near to bless me when I wake
ere through the world our way I take;
abide with me till in Thy love
I lose myself in heav'n above.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #329

Author: John Keble

Keble, John, M.A., was born at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on St. Mark's Day, 1792. His father was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwin's, about three miles distant, but lived at Fairford in a house of his own, where he educated entirely his two sons, John and Thomas, up to the time of their entrance at Oxford. In 1806 John Keble won a Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, and in 1810 a Double First Class, a distinction which up to that time had been gained by no one except Sir Robert Peel. In 1811 he was elected a Fellow of Oriel, a very great honour, especially for a boy under 19 years of age; and in 1811 he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays. It is somewhat remarkable that amid this brilliantly successful career,… Go to person page >



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Small Church Music #263

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #108

The Baptist Hymnal #56


The Celebration Hymnal #625

The Christian Life Hymnal #577

The Covenant Hymnal #658


The Cyber Hymnal #6392


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #412

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The New English Hymnal #251


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Timeless Truths #303

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生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #498

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