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Composed for “Church Hymns with Tunes”, S.P.C.K., 1874.

1 In the hour of my distress,   2 When I lie within my bed,
  When temptations me oppress,     Sick in heart, and sick in head,
  And when I my sins confess,     And with doubts discomforted,
    Sweet Spirit, comfort me.       Sweet Spirit, comfort me.
             
3 When the house doth sigh and weep,   4 When, God knows, I’m tost about,
  And the world is drowned in sleep,     Either with despair or doubt,
  Yet mine eyes the watch do keep,     Yet, before the glass be out,
   

Sweet Spirit, comfort me.

      Sweet Spirit, comfort me.

5 When the Judgement is revealed,
  And that opened which was sealed,
  When to Thee I have appealed,
    Sweet Spirit, comfort me. Amen.

Robert Herrick, 1591 - 1674.

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