Hymn XII. [Book III]

For the Evening

Original Text: 
Henry Alline, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Boston: Peter Edes, 1786): 161-62. Early American Imprints, Series 1, no. 44842. Online.
I.
1Lord I lay me down to rest,
2Let me lean upon thy breast;
3Watch my pillow while I sleep,
4Thou my soul and body keep.
II.
5If in death I close my eyes,
6May I 'wake above the skies;
7Reach with joy the peaceful shore,
8Where I'll need this sleep no more.
III.
9Ah! might I with Jesus 'wake,
10All my sins, and clogs forsake,
11O how happy should I be,
12Blest to all eternity!
Publication Start Year: 
1786
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2011
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