Robert Barber
(fl.1727 - 1753)

Barber : The night is come : illustration

The night is come
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From "David's Harp Well Tuned", 1753. Printed for retailers in Fleet Street, Nottingham, Mansfield and Derby. About Robert Barber nothing is known except from his three editions of his psalmody (1727 - 1753). This is an example of his more ambitious (unaccompanied) anthem style.
Lyrics: Sir Thomas Browne

The night is come, likewise the day,
Depart not thou, great God, away.
On Thee, O Lord, I do repose,
Protect me from my watchful foes;
So shall I securely lie,
And sweetly pass the hours away
In heavenly dreams my soul advance.
O! Make my sleep a holy trance.
Sleep is a death; O! Let me try
By sleeping, how is it to die.