Saviour, when night involves the skies (Harry Rowe Shelley)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-01)  CPDL #66970:   
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2021-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Saviour, when night involves the skies
Composer: Harry Rowe Shelley
Lyricist: Thomas Gisbornecreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1888
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Original text and translations

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Savior, when night involves the skies,
My soul, adoring, turns to Thee;
Thee, self abased in mortal guise,
And wrapped in shades of death for me.

On Thee my waking raptures dwell,
When crimson gleams the east adorn,
Thee, Victor of the grave and hell,
Thee, Source of life’s eternal morn.

When noon her throne in light arrays,
To Thee my soul triumphant springs;
Thee, throned in glory’s endless blaze,
Thee, Lord of lords and King of kings.

O’er earth, when shades of evening steal,
To death and Thee my thoughts I give;
To death, whose power I soon shall feel,
To Thee, with whom I trust to live.