Through the Night Thy Spirit Kept

Through the night thy spirit kept

Author: William Canton
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

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.


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 >

Text Information

First Line: Through the night thy spirit kept
Title: Through the Night Thy Spirit Kept
Author: William Canton
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #633

Junior Church School Hymnal #d176

Our Songs of Praise #d125

Songs of Praise for America #d118

The Concord Hymnal for Day School, Sunday School and Home #d95


The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #91

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