Ere I sleep, for every favorAuthor: John Cennick
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1 Ere I sleep, for every favor
This day showed
By my God,
I will bless my Saviour.
2 O my Lord, what shall I render
To thy Name,
Still the same,
Gracious, good, and tender?
3 Leave me not, but ever love me;
Let thy peace
Be my bliss,
Till thou hence remove me.
Source: Trinity Hymnal #337
Ere I [we] sleep, for every favour. Cennick. [Evening.] Published in his Sacred Hymns for the Children of God, &c, 1741, No. 14, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, as the second of two hymns for evening. It was repeated in later editions of the same work, in Whitefield's Collection, 1754; in M. Madan's Psalms & Hymns, 1760; the early editions of Lady Huntingdon's Collection, and others of the old collections, and is also well known to modern hymnals, but usually in an abbreviated form, and sometimes as “Ere we sleep," &c. Orig. text in Stevenson's Hymns for the Church & Home, 1873, with the omission of stanza vii., which reads:—
"So whene'er in death I slumber,
Let me rise || With the wise,
Counted in their number."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #638a||Ere I sleep, for every favour||Ere I sleep, for every favour||THANET||John Cennick||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #638b||Ere I sleep, for every favour||Ere I sleep, for every favour||EVENSONG||John Cennick||1983|
|Small Church Music #3223||Evensong||Ere I sleep, for every favour||EVENSONG||John Cennick||188.8.131.52|
|Small Church Music #7016||Ere I sleep, for every favour||Ere I sleep, for every favour||THANET||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1334||Ere I Sleep, for Every Favor||Ere I sleep, for every favor||THANET||John Cennick||83.36|