Sun of My Soul

Words by John Keble Music by Peter Kilter, 1798

"Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear,
It is not night if Thou be near.”

This is taken from Mr. John Keble's evening hymn, which originally consisted of fourteen verses and was published in ”The Christian Year ”in 1827. It was based upon the words found in Luke 24: 29,”Abide with us; for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. ”Keble was born in Gloucestershire, 1792, and died in 1866.

The old English tune to which the hymn is sung was written in 1798.