Samuel Lover

Oh! Watch You Well By Daylight

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Oh! watch you well by daylight,
By daylight may you fear,
But take no watch in darkness--
The angels then are near;
For Heav'n the gift bestoweth
Our waking life to keep,
But tender mercy showeth
To guard us in our sleep.
Then watch you well by daylight.


Oh! watch you well in pleasure,
For pleasure oft betrays,
But take no watch in sorrow
When joy withdraws its rays:
For in the hour of sorrow,
As in the darkness drear,
To Heav'n entrust the morrow--
The angels then are near.
Then watch you well by daylight.

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