For all who watch to-night
For all who watch to-night. Constance Coote* (1844-1936).
Written in 1914, and published in The Church Hymnal for the Christian Year (1920 edition), edited by Lady Victoria Carbery*. It was prefaced by Isaiah 21: 11, 12: ‘Watchman, what of the night’:
For all who watch to-night - By land, or sea, or air, O Father, may they know that Thou Art with them, “even there.”
For all who weep to-night - The hearts that cannot rest - Reveal Thy Love - that wondrous Love Which gave for us Thy Best.
For all who wake to-night - Love’s tender watch to keep, Watcher Divine, Thyself draw nigh, Thou Who dost never sleep.
For all who fear to-night, Whate’er the dread may be, We ask for...
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