#72: Still, Still with thee

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

Still, still with Thee — when purple morning breaketh,

When the bird waketh and the shadows flee;

Fairer than morning, lovelier than daylight,

Dawns the sweet consciousness — I am with Thee!

2

Alone with Thee amid the mystic shadows — The

The solemn hush of nature newly born;

Alone with Thee in breathless adoration,

In the calm dew and freshness of the morn!

3

Still, still with Thee — as to each newborn morning

A fresh and solemn splendor still is giv’n,

So doth this blessed consciousness, awaking,

Breathe each day nearness unto Thee and heav’n!

4

When sinks the soul, subdued by toil, to slumber,

Its closing eyes look up to Thee in prayer;

Sweet the repose beneath Thy wings o’ershading,

But sweeter still to wake and find Thee there!

5

So shall it be at last in that bright morning,

When the soul waketh and life’s shadows flee;

O in that hour, fairer than daylight dawning,

Shall rise the glorious tho’t — I am with Thee!

 

 

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