Ere I sleep, for every favour

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Ere I sleep, for every favour is an evening hymn by John Cennick.

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1  Ere I sleep, for ev'ry favour
This day shew'd
By my God,
I will bless my Saviour.

2  O my Lord, what shall I render
To thy name,
Still the same,
Gracious, good and tender!

3  Leave me not, but ever love me;
Let thy peace
Be my bliss,
Till thou hence remove me.

4  Visit me with thy salvation;
Let thy care
Still be near,
Round my habitation.

5  Be my rock, my guard, my tower;
Safely keep,
While I sleep,
Me with all thy power.

6  Save, O save me from the hidings
Of thy face:
Let thy grace
Cancel my backslidings.

7  So, whene'er in death I slumber,
I shall rise,
With the wise,
Counted in their number.

8  Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Let me know
Thee below,
Thee above inherit.

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