We lay us calmly down to sleep

We lay us calmly down to sleep

Tune: [We lay us calmly down to sleep]
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 We lay us calmly down to sleep
When friendly night is come, and leave
To God the rest;
Whether we wake to smile or weep,
Or wake no more on time's fair shore,
He knoweth best, He knoweth best.
O Father, us in safety keep!
We lay us down to sleep.

2 As sinks the sun in western skies
When day is done, and twilight dim
Comes silent on,
So fades the world's most luring prize
On eyes that close in deep repose
Till wakes the dawn, Till wakes the dawn.
O Father, us in safety keep!
We lay us down to sleep.

3 Why vex our souls with wearing care?
Why shun the grave, for aching head
So cool and low?
Have we found life so passing fair,
So grand to be, so sweet that we
Should dread to go? Should dread to go?
O Father, us in safety keep!
We lay us down to sleep.

4 Some other hand the task can take,
If so it seemeth best, the task
By us begun;
No work for which we need to wake
In joy or grief, for life so brief,
Beneath the sun, Beneath the sun.
O Father, us in safety keep!
We lay us down to sleep.


Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #686

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American Church and Church School Hymnal #d340
American Church and Church School Hymnal #d337
Christ in Song #d621
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #686TextPage Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1222
Showalter's Gospel Songs No.2 #d80
Singing for Joy #d269
The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection: designed for use in chapel, assembly, convocation, or general exercises of schools, normals, colleges and universities. (3rd ed.) #81Page Scan
The Chapel Hymnal #d172
The Chapel Hymnal. 3rd ed. #d129
The Christian Hymnist #d574
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1393Page Scan
The Standard Church Hymnal #76Page Scan
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