Round me falls the night

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1 Round me falls the night;
Saviour, be my light;
through the hours in darkness shrouded
let me see thy face unclouded;
let thy glory shine
in this heart of mine.

2 Earthly work is done,
earthly sounds are none;
rest in sleep and silence seeking,
let me hear thee softly speaking;
in my spirit's ear
whisper, 'I am near.'

3 Blessèd, heavenly Light,
shining through earth's night;
voice, that oft of love hast told me;
arms, so strong to clasp and hold me;
thou thy watch wilt keep,
Saviour, o'er my sleep.

Source: Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #19

Author: William Romanis

Romanis, William, M.A., born in 1824, and educated at Emmanuel College, Camb., B.A. in honours, 1846, M.A. 1849, D. 1847, P. 1848. From 1846 to 1856 he was Assistant Master in the Classical Dept. of Cheltenham College. Subsequently he was Curate of Axminster; then of St. Mary's, Reading. In 1863 he became Vicar of Wigston Magna, Leicester, and in 1888 of Twyford, Hants. He retired from active work in 1895, and died in 1899. His Sermons Preached at St. Mary's, Reading, were published in 1862; 2nd series, 1864. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Dark lies before us, hid from mortal view. [For Divine Guidance.] 2. Lord, who shall sit beside Thee? [SS. James and John.] 3. Round me falls the night. [Evening.] These hymns appeared… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Round me falls the night
Author: William Romanis (1878)
Meter: 5.5.8.8.5.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #19TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #598
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #18
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #279
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #644
Small Church Music #1559Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5848TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #249Page Scan
Include 20 pre-1979 instances



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