These cloaths, of which I now divest Myself, ALL SEEING EYE, Must be one day, that day be blest Relinquish'd and laid by. Thou cordial sleep, to death akin, I court thee on my knee; O let me exit, free from sin, Be little more than Thee. But if much agonizing pain My dying hour await, The Lord be with me to sustain, To help and to abate. O let me meet Thee undeterr'd By no foul stains defil'd! According to thy holy word, Receive me as a Child.
- by Christopher Smart (1722 - 1771) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Conrad Susa (b. 1935), "At undressing in the evening", 1972 [medium voice and piano or harpsichord], from Hymns for the Amusement of Children, no. 5. [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-09-15
Line count: 16
Word count: 89