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Throughout the hours of darkness dim

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Throughout the hours of darkness dim,
Still let us watch and raise the hymn;
And in deep midnight’s awful calm,
Pour forth the soul in deepest psalm.

Amid the silence, else so drear,
Think the Almighty leans to hear;
Well pleased to list, at such a time,
The wakeful heart, in praise sublime.

Still watch and pray and raise the hymn,
Throughout the hours of darkness dim!
God will not spurn the humblest guest,
But give us of His holy rest.

Glory to God, who is in heaven!
Praise to His blessed Son be given!
Thee, holy spirit, we implore,
Be with us now and evermore!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #559

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First Line: Throughout the hours of darkness dim



TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft (PHH 59) publish…

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #559Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #559Page Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #12Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #161Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #185Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1290Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d722
Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d188
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #293Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1290Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #442Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #648Page Scan
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