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More about G. Campbell Fitzhugh:
Became a seeker of Conservative Anabaptism while in college. Member of a Conservative Mennonite church. Interest in composing hymn tunes for existing lyrics and writing descants to fit above four-part choral settings.
Song background:

Lyrics by John Keble, in The Christian Year (1820)

Melody from Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, 1776, arr. Peter Ritter, 1760-1846, descant GCF, 2021

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Lyrics: Sun of my soul! Thou Savior dear, <br/>It is not night if Thou be near; <br/>Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise <br/>To hide Thee from Thy servant’s eyes. <br/> <br/>When the soft dews of kindly sleep <br/>My wearied eyelids gently steep, <br/>Be my last thought, how sweet to rest <br/>Forever on my Savior’s breast. <br/> <br/>Abide with me from morn till eve, <br/>For without Thee I cannot live: <br/>Abide with me when night is nigh, <br/>For without Thee I dare not die. <br/> <br/>Come near and bless us when we wake, <br/>Ere through the world our way we take: <br/>Till in the ocean of Thy love <br/>We lose ourselves in heav’n above.
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