Gorton (Glory to thee, my God, this night) (G Knowles)

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  • CPDL #11402:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-04-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Gorton (Glory to thee,my God,this night)
Composer: G Knowles
Lyricist: Thomas Ken

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:  ?1817

Description: from Centenary Tunebook 1839

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Original text and translations

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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.

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.

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.

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.