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GOD, THAT MADEST EARTH AND HEAVEN (HYMN)

30 Jul

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 lifelong night.

Guard us waking, guard us sleeping;
And, when we die,
May we in thy mighty keeping
All peaceful lie:
When the last dread call shall wake us,
Do not thou our God forsake us,
But to reign in glory take us
With thee on high.
– Bishop R. Heber, 1783-1826
Archbishop R. Whately, 1787-1863

 

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