Scripture Verse

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. Psalm 91:5

Introduction

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Luther O. Emerson
(1820–1915)

Words: Har­old E. Boul­ton (1859–1935). Ap­peared in The As­sem­bly Hymn and Song Col­lect­ion, by C. Guy Hoo­ver (Pitt­sburg, Kansas: Ed­u­ca­tion­al Pub­lish­ing, 1914), num­ber 185.

Music: Ar Hyd Y Nos Welsh mel­ody. Har­mo­ny by Lu­ther O. Em­er­son, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Sleep, my love, and peace attend thee,
All through the night;
Guardian angels God will lend thee,
All through the night;
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and dale in slumber sleeping;
Love alone his watch is keeping—
All through the night.

Though I roam a minstrel lonely,
All through the night;
My true harp shall praise thee only,
All through the night;
Love’s young dream, alas! is over,
Yet my strains of love shall hover
Near the presence of my lover
All through the night.

Hark! a solemn bell is ringing
Clear through the night;
Thou, my love, art heavenward winging,
Home through the night;
Earthly dust from off thee shaken,
Soul immortal thou shalt waken,
With thy last dim journey taken
Home through the night.