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WORDS: John Keble(1792-1866)
MUSIC: from the work Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, c. 1774
capo on 3rd fret


D                    A7     D
Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear,
It is not night when Thou art near;
         Em        D       A
O may no earthborn cloud a-rise
G            A        G   A7     D
To hide Thee from Thy ser-vant's eyes!

When the soft dews of kindly sleep
My wearied eyelids gently steep,
Be my last thought, how sweet to rest
Forever on my Savior’s breast.

Abide with me from morn till eve,
For without Thee I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,
For without Thee I dare not die.

If some poor wandering child of Thine
Has spurned today the voice divine,
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin;
Let him no more lie down in sin.

Watch by the sick, enrich the poor
With blessings from Thy boundless store;
Be every mourner’s sleep tonight,
Like infants’ slumbers, pure and right.

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.