"Sun of My Soul, Thou Savior Dear"
                           by John Keble, 1792-1866
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

	1. Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear,
	It is not night if Thou be near.
	Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise
	To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes.

	2. When the soft dews of kindly sleep
	My wearied eyelids gently steep,
	Be my last thought how sweet to rest
	Forever on my Savior'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
	Has spurned today 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 tonight,
	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.

Notes: Hymn #551 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 24:29 Author: John Keble, 1820, cento Tune: "Hursley" 1st Published in: _Allgemeines Gesangbuch_ Town: Vienna, 1775, ad.
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