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24 June 2010

God That Madest Earth And Heaven



God, that madest earth and heaven,
darkness and light;
who the day for toil hast given,
for rest the night;
may thine angel guards defend us,
slumber sweet thy mercy send us;
holy dreams and hopes attend us,
all through the night.

Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
and when we die,
may we in thy mighty keeping
all peaceful lie;
when the last dread call shall wake us,
do not thou, our God, forsake us,
but to reign in glory take us
with Thee on high.

Text: v.1: Reginald Heber (1827), v.2: Richard Whately (1838)
Tune: AR HYD Y NOS 84.84.884

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