All Through the Night


All Through the Night is the translation of the Welsh song, Ar Hyd y Nos, lyrics composed by John Ceiriog Hughes. We've chosen the alternate English lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton, published in 1884.
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All Through the Night
Botticelli Nativity
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 steeping,
I my loving vigil keeping
All through the night.

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

[Alternate second verse]

Angels watching ever round thee
All through the night
In thy slumbers close surround thee
All through the night
They will of all fears disarm thee,
No forebodings should alarm thee,
They will let no peril harm thee
All through the night.

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