Christ My Song - 2048
I think of thee, my God, by night - Evening
(John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord:
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most Highest;
to tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning:
and of thy truth in the night-season." (Psalm 92,1-2)
2. The day is dark, the night is long,
unblessed with thoughts of thee,
and dull to me the sweetest song
unless its theme thou be.
3. Like pleasant thoughts of those we love
which are of self a part,
which neither day nor night remove
out of the loving heart:
4. so all day long, and all the night,
Lord, let thy presence be
mine air, my breath, my shade, my light –
myself absorbed in thee.
John S. B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1877, 5-6.