Sweet Babe, That Wrapped In Twilight Shade

Sweet Babe, that wrapped in twilight shade

Author: William John Blew
Tune: LEDBURY (Pittman)
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1 Sweet Babe, that wrapped in twilight shade,
Upon Thy mother’s lap wast laid;
Grant, holy Jesus, grant that we
May imitate Thine infancy.

2 And when we seek our lowly bed,
While midnight darkens over our head,
From ravening wolves, kind Shepherd, keep
This little flock of Thy poor sheep.

3 Speak peace unto our souls, and tell
Of heavenly joys with Thee that dwell;
So shall our spirit, all night long,
Sing to our God her thankful song.

4 Thus, as the dying day grows dim,
To God we raise our evening hymn ;
And laud, with Heaven’s bright angel host,
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Author: William John Blew

Blew, William John, M.A., son of William Blew, born April 13, 1808, and educated at Great Ealing School, and Wadham College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1830, and M.A., 1832. On taking Holy Orders, Mr. Blew was Curate of Nuthurst and Cocking, and St. Anne's, Westminster, and for a time Incumbent of St. John's next Gravesend. Besides translations from Homer (Iliad, bks. i., ii., &c.) and Æschylus (Agamemnon the King), and works on the Book of Common Prayer, including a paraphrase on a translation of the same in Latin, he edited the Breviarium Aherdonense, 1854; and published a pamphlet on Hymns and Hymn Books, 1858; and (with Dr. H. J. Gauntlett) The Church Hymn and Tune Book, 1852, 2nd ed. 1855. Tho hymns in this last work are chief… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweet Babe, that wrapped in twilight shade
Title: Sweet Babe, That Wrapped In Twilight Shade
Author: William John Blew
Source: The Church Hymn and Tune Book (London: Francis & John Rivington, 1852)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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