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When shining stars their vigils keep

When shining stars their vigils keep

Author: S. E. A. Higgin
Tune: [When shining stars their vigils keep]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When shining stars their vigils keep,
And all the world is hushed in sleep,
'Tis then I breathe this pray’r so deep
God bless my boy tonight.

Refrain:
God bless my boy, oh, bless my boy,
And keep his footsteps right;
God bless my boy, oh, bless my boy,
God save my boy tonight.

2 I know not where his head my lie,
Perchance beneath the open sky ;
But this I ween, God's watchful eye
Can see my boy tonight. [Refrain]

3 As pass the days, the months and years,
With all the change, the hopes and fears,
God make each step of duty clear,
And keep his honor bright. [Refrain]

4 And when at last his work is o'er,
And earthy toil shall be no more,
May angels guide him to the shore
Where there shall be no night. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #332

Author: S. E. A. Higgin

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Text Information

First Line: When shining stars their vigils keep
Author: S. E. A. Higgin
Refrain First Line: God bless my boy

Timeline

Instances

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Brightest Glory: a collection of choice original hymns and tunes, by our best composers, for the Sunday schools, young people's meetings, and all religious gatherings #61Page Scan
Conference Hymnal #d60
Conference Hymnal #23Page Scan
Crown of Gold: for Sunday schools, gospel services, revival meetings, Christian Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, etc. #46Page Scan
Finest of the Wheat Male Chorus #30Page Scan
Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #332TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 5: for use in meetings for Christian worship or work #102Page Scan
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