Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-10)   CPDL #51806:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-10).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: John Keble

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 38, p. 17

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Original text and translations

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1  Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear,
it is not night if Thou be near;
O, may no earth-born cloud arise,
to hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes.

2  When the soft dews of kindly sleep
my weary eyelids gently steep,
be my last thought-- how sweet to rest
forever on my Saviour's breast!


3  Abide with me from morn till eve,
for without Thee I cannot live;
abide with me when night is nigh,
for without Thee I dare not die.

4  If some poor wandering child of thine
have spurned to-day the voice divine,
now, Lord, the gracious work begin;
let him no more lie down in sin.


5  Watch by the sick; enrich the poor
with blessings from thy boundless store;
be every mourner's sleep to-night,
like infant's slumbers, pure and light.

6  Come near and bless us when we wake,
ere through the world our way we take,
till in the ocean of thy love
we lose ourselves in heaven above.