Category Archives: Nighttime

Sun Of My Soul! Thou Saviour Dear

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 1867 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern. Several verses are omitted from this version, and I will include them once I am able to find them. Sun of … Continue reading

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All Praise To Thee My God This Night

All praise to Thee, my God, this night, For all the blessings of the light! Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, Beneath Thine own almighty wings. Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, The ill that I this … Continue reading

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Behold the Bridegroom Cometh

This hymn is from the night prayer – the Akolouthia Tou Mesonyktikou – of the Greek Orthodox Church: Behold the Bridegroom cometh in The middle of the night, And blest is he whose loins are girt, Whose lamp is burning … Continue reading

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The Pall Of Night O’ershades The Earth

This hymn is the hymn for Matins on Thursdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form. In the Ordinary Form, this hymn is used for the hymn for Office of Readings on Thursdays of Weeks I & III of Ordinary … Continue reading

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Now With The Fast-Departing Light

This hymn is used for Compline throughout the year. Now with the fast-departing light, Maker of all! we ask of Thee, Of thy great mercy, through the night Our guardian and defence to be. Far off let idle visions fly; … Continue reading

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Abide With Me

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys … Continue reading

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Lord Jesus Christ Now Draws The Close Of Day

Lord Jesus Christ, now draws the close of day; Make me this night close by Thy side to stay; Upon Thy Sacred Heart O let me rest, And like Saint John lay my head on Thy breast. O Sacred Heart, … Continue reading

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