1 Glory to thee, my God, this night
for all the blessings of the light;
keep me, O keep me, King of Kings,
beneath thy own almighty wings.
2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
the ill that I this day have done,
that with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
3 Teach me to live, that I may dread
the grave as little as my bed;
teach me to die, that so I may
rise glorious at the aweful day.
4 O may my soul on thee repose,
and may sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
sleep that may me more vigorous make
to serve my God when I awake.
5 When in the night I sleepless lie,
my soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
no powers of darkness me molest.
6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
praise him, all creatures here below,
praise him above, angelic host,
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
|First Line:||Glory to thee, my God, this night|
|Author:||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711|
|Composer:||Thomas Tallis, c. 1505-1585|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Source:||adapted in Ravenscroft's Psalmes, 1621|