Lord Keep Us Safe Tonight

Lord, Keep Us Safe Tonight

Source: Edgar Pettman, ed., Modern Christmas Carols (London: Weekes & Co., 1892)

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No. Words authored by John Leland (1782). Lyrics from Oremus verified authorship.

Pettman: “From an old Carol Book. Slightly altered."

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No. 1.

Lord, keep us safe this night
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep,
Till morning light appears.

Author: John Leland, 1792

No. 2.

May the grace of God our Saviour
And the Father's boundless love,
with the Holy Spirit's favour,
Rest upon us from above.

Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
And possess in sweet communion
Joys which earth cannot afford.

Amen, Amen, Amen,
Amen, Amen, Amen.

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