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QUOTE (Thomas Ken) – Mar. 19

March 19, 2014

Thomas Ken, by F. Scheffer (floruit 1700-1710)...

“All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
All praise to Thee, my God, this night
For all the blessings of the light.
Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thy own almighty wings.

Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done
That with the world, myself and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

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 awe-ful Day.

Oh, may my soul on Thee repose, And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake.

When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No powers of darkness me molest.”
~ Thomas Ken

In honor of Thomas Ken, one of the fathers of modern English hymnology, who died on this day in 1711.

Resources:
Today in Church History – March 19
Thomas Ken>Quotes

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One comment

  1. Such rich, well-chosen words. Love! 🙂



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