Scripture Verse

I remember Thee upon my bed, and meditate on Thee in the night watches.@Psalm 63:6

Words: From the Dis­ci­ples’ Hymn Book, pos­sib­ly 1855.

Music: Ska­ra Frank Sew­all (1837–1915) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank Sewall
(1837–1915)

Lyrics

Father, the watches of the night are o’er;
To light and life the soul has ris’n once more;
Blessèd be Thou, who, through the helpless hours,
Hast kept in deepest peace her slumbering powers.

Father, the watches of the day are here;
More than from those of night have we to fear;
By rude cares troubled, by temptations pressed,
Through the day watches, Father, give us rest!