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1 STILL with Thee, O my God,
W I would desire to be;
I would be still with Thee.
And calls me back to care,
With Thee, my God, in prayer.
That throngs the busy mart,
Speak softly to my heart.
And evening calms the mind;
With Thee my heart would find.
The signal of repose,
Mine eyelids I would close.
Abiding, I would be;
James D. Burns, 1857
Thro' life's long day and death's dark night, gen - tle Je - sus, be
YWEET Saviour, bless us ere we go;
Thy word into our minds instil;
O gentle Jesus, be our Light.
And Thou hast taken count of all,
The broken vow, the frequent fall.
True absolution and release;
With purity and inward peace.
Sweet fear and sober liberty,
That only long to be like Thee.
The sinful, unto Thee we call;
Frederick W. Faber, 1849
AY the grace of Christ our Saviour, 2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord, With the Holy Spirit's favor,
And possess, in sweet communion, Rest upon us from above.
Joys which earth cannot afford.
John Newton, 1779 (Alternate tune for 417) LODSWORTH Six 8s.
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