Glory To Thee My God This Night

Glory To Thee My God This Night (Tallis’ Canon – 5 Verses) – Organ

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Glory To Thee My God This Night Lyrics

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

Meter: LM. Lyricist: Thomas Ken  (1637 – 1710). Public Domain.

Tallis’ Canon ~ Recording

  • Tune: Tallis’ Canon, composed by Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585). Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900223


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  1. When in the night I sleepless lie,
    My soul with heavenly thoughts supply,
    Let no ill dreams disturb my rest.
    No powers of darkness me molest.

  2. This hymn has the greatest beauty that I ever could imagine. It warms my heart like the Fire of Love that the good Richard Rolle writes about.
    It reminds me of a service at St. Edmunds, Downham Market, during the hours of winter darkness. Morning or even.
    Said in the stout church in this peaceful part of Norfolk it melts my heart to tears and to the naked love of God and the many blessings he bestows on me.
    I cannot express the gratitude I have upon hearing this tune, instantly loved, when first heard on desert island discs a good while ago.
    July 2021.

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