Glory to thee my God, this night
Glory to thee my God, this night. Thomas Ken* (1637-1711) This evening hymn shares its origins with the morning hymn, ‘Awake, my soul, and with the sun’*, and its early history is described under that heading. Like the morning hymn, it exists in a pamphlet, A Morning and Evening Hymn, Formerly made by a Reverend Bishop of 1692, as follows:
All Praise to thee, my God, this Night;
For all the blessings of the Light.
Keep me, O keep me, King of Kings
Under thine own Almighty Wings.
Forgive me Lord, for thy dear Son
The Ills which I this Day have done:
That with the World, my self, and thee
I, e’re I sleep, at peace may be.
Teach me to live, that I may dread...
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