No sleep nor slumber to his eyesAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: LONDON NEW
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[No sleep nor slumber to his eyes
Good David would afford,
Till he had found below the skies
A dwelling for the Lord.
The Lord in Zion placed his name,
His ark was settled there;
To Zion the whole nation came
To worship thrice a year.
But we have no such lengths to go,
Nor wander far abroad;
Where'er thy saints assemble now,
There is a house for God.]
Arise, O King of grace, arise,
And enter to thy rest!
Lo! thy church waits with longing eyes
Thus to be owned and blessed.
Enter with all thy glorious train,
Thy Spirit and thy word;
All that the ark did once contain
Could no such grace afford.
Here, mighty God, accept our vows,
Here let thy praise be spread;
Bless the provisions of thy house,
And fill thy poor with bread.
Here let the Son of David reign,
Let God's Anointed shine;
Justice and truth his court maintain
With love and power divine.
Here let him hold a lasting throne;
And as his kingdom grows,
Fresh honors shall adorn his crown,
And shame confound his foes.
No sleep, no slumber, to his eyes. I. Watts. [Ps. cxxxii.] First published in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "A Church Established." In its full form it is not in general use; but as, "Arise, O King of grace, arise" (stanzas iii.-v.), as in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, it is in somewhat extensive use, especially in America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4592||No Sleep Nor Slumber to His Eyes||No sleep nor slumber to his eyes||LONDON NEW||Isaac Watts||CM||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|