Sun of my soul, Thou Savior Dear

Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear (Keble)

Author: John Keble (1820)
Tune: HURSLEY
Published in 1206 hymnals

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1 Sun of my soul, thou Saviour 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 the soft dews of kindly sleep
my wearied eyelids gently steep,
be my last thought, how sweet to rest
for ever on my Saviour's breast.

3 Abide with me from mom till eve,
for without thee I cannot live;
abide with me when night is nigh,
for without thee I dare not die.

4 If some poor wandering child of thine
have spurned to-day the voice divine,
now, Lord, the gracious work begin;
let him no more lie down in sin.

5 Watch by the sick; enrich the poor
with blessings from thy boundless store;
be every mourner's sleep to-night
like infant's slumbers, pure and light.

6 Come near and bless us when we wake,
ere through the world our way we take;
till in the ocean of thy love
we lose ourselves in heaven above.

Source: Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #23

Author: John Keble

Keble, John, M.A., was born at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on St. Mark's Day, 1792. His father was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwin's, about three miles distant, but lived at Fairford in a house of his own, where he educated entirely his two sons, John and Thomas, up to the time of their entrance at Oxford. In 1806 John Keble won a Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, and in 1810 a Double First Class, a distinction which up to that time had been gained by no one except Sir Robert Peel. In 1811 he was elected a Fellow of Oriel, a very great honour, especially for a boy under 19 years of age; and in 1811 he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays. It is somewhat remarkable that amid this brilliantly successful career,… Go to person page >

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #250
Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #23Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #72
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #21aText
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #21bText
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #634
Complete Mission Praise #618
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #577TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #11
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #274
Hymns of Faith #538TextPage Scan
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #682a
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #682b
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #462
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #379
Rejoice Hymns #142
Rejoice in the Lord #518TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #502
Sing Joyfully #107TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #263Audio
Small Church Music #1354Audio
Small Church Music #5353Audio
Small Church Music #5354Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #108
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #625Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #658
The Cyber Hymnal #6392TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #412Text
The New Century Hymnal #96TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #251
Timeless Truths #303TextScore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #404TextPage Scan
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