God, that madest earth and heaven

God, that madest earth and heaven. Reginald Heber* (1783-1826) and Richard Whately* (1787-1863). The first stanza of this hymn comes from Heber’s Hymns written and adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (1827), with the title ‘Evening Hymn’: God, that madest earth and heaven,  Darkness and light;Who the day for toil hast given,  For rest the night;May Thine angel-guards defend us,Slumber sweet Thy mercy send us,Holy dreams and hopes attend us,  This livelong night. The words were written for the Welsh tune AR HYD Y NOS (‘All through the night’) from Edward Jones’ Musical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). There is a tradition that Heber was staying in a house in Wales where...

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