Glory to thee, my God, this night (Tallis’ Canon)

Lyrics – 5 verses

Glory 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 day have done;
that with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

Teach me to live, that I may dread
the grave as little as my bed;
teach me to die, that so I may
rise glorious at the awful day.

O may my soul on thee repose,
and with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
sleep that shall me more vigorous make
to serve my God when I awake.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host:
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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Details

  • Tune: Tallis’ Canon
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: LM
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Ken  (1637 – 1710)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.