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

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