Through the night thy angels [spirit] kept

Through the night thy angels [spirit] kept

Author: William Canton
Tune: HORSHAM
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Through the night thy spirit kept
Watch beside me while I slept;
Now the dark has passed away,
Thank thee, Lord, for this new day.

2 North and south and east and west
May thy holy name be blest;
Everywhere beneath the sun,
As in heav'n, thy will be done.

3 Give me food that I may live;
Every naughtiness forgive;
Keep all evil things away
From thy children thro' this day.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #91

Author: William Canton

Canton, William, was b. Oct. 27, 1845, on the Isle of Chusan, China, and now (1906) resides in Highgate, London. He is the author of various volumes of poems, of a History of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1903, &c. Two of his poems are used as hymns in the English Hymnal, 1906, and others. 1. Hold Thou my hands! [Hold Thou me up.] First published in Good Words, May 1893, p. 333, and reprinted in his The Invisible Playmate, 1894, p. 21. 2. Through the night Thy angels kept. [Morning.] From his The Comrades, 1902, p. 233. [Rev. James Mearns. M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Through the night thy angels [spirit] kept
Author: William Canton
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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