All Through the Night Hymn Lyrics and Story

All Through the Night Hymn Lyrics

1 Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee
All through the night;
Guardian angels God will send thee
All through the night.
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping,
I my loving vigil keeping,
All through the night.

2 While the moon her watch is keeping
All through the night;
While the weary world is sleeping
All through the night.
Over thy spirit gently stealing,
Visions of delight revealing,
Breathes a pure and holy feeling,
All through the night.

3 Deep the silence round us spreading,
All through the night;
Dark the path that we are treading,
All through the night.
Still the coming day discerning,
By the hope within us burning,
To the dawn our footsteps turning,
All through the night.

4 Star of Faith the dark adorning,
All through the night;
Leads us fearless toward the morning,
All through the night.
Though our hearts be wrapped in sorrow,
From the home of dawn we borrow,
Promise of a glad tomorrow,
All through the night.

All Through the Night Hymn Story

“All Through the Night” is originally a Welsh language song. It was called in Welsh, “Ar Hyd y Nos”. This song has been translated into many languages and the English versions were done by Harold Bouton, Thomas Oliphant in 1862.

Thomas Oliphant - All Through the night hymn translator
Thomas Oliphant

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