1 Sun of my soul! thou Savior dear,
It is not night if thou be near;
O may no earth-born cloud arise
To hide thee from thy servant's eyes.
2 When soft the dews of kindly sleep
My wearied eyelids gently steep,
Be my last thought—how sweet to rest
Forever on my Savior's breast!
3 Abide with me from morn till eve,
For without thee I can not live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,
For without thee I dare not die.
4 Be near to bless me when I wake,
Ere through the world my way I take;
Abide with me till, in thy love,
I lose myself in heaven above.
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