Gorton (Glory to thee, my God, this night) (G Knowles)
- Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-04-06). Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: ?1817
Description: from Centenary Tunebook 1839
Original text and translations
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.