1000 Songs/TALLIS' CANON (Thomas Tallis)

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TALLIS' CANON (Thomas Tallis)

1000 Songs

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8th Tune: All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night

All praise to Thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light!
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine own almighty wings.

Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done,
That with the world, myself, and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed.
Teach me to die, that so I may
Rise glorious at the judgment day.

O may my soul on Thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
Sleep that may me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake.

When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No powers of darkness me molest.

O when shall I, in endless day,
For ever chase dark sleep away,
And hymns divine with angels sing,
All praise to thee, eternal King?

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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Thomas Tallis

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Based on Psalms 67

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The eighth tune (All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night) is found in the Lutheran Book of Worship.

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Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) was an English Composer from the 16th Century Tudor England. He is revered as one of the greatest Early English composers. Tallis composed various sacred music and music for kings and queens. List of compositions by Thomas Tallis. Tallis’s canon was a group of nine tunes and athems written in long meter. This canon is based off of Psalm 67. The eighth tune (All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night) is found in the Lutheran Book of Worship.

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