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Close Now Thine Eyes

Music by Daniel Gawthrop (born 1949). 

Text by Francis Quarles (1592-1644), a English poet.

Close now thine eyes, and rest secure.
Thy soul is safe enough, thy body sure.
He that loves thee,
He that keeps and guards thee never slumbers, never sleeps.
The smiling conscience in a sleeping breast,
has only peace, has only rest,
The music and the mirth of kings,
are all but very discords when she sings.
Close now thine eyes, and rest secure.
No sleep so sweet as Thine, no rest so sure.

The scripture that Dr. Wing is reading from the Gospel of John 1:1-5.

 

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