O RIGHTEOUS Lord, Thou holdest mine
eyes waking, and in the night season I take
no rest. I seek sleep, which Thou givest
Thy beloved, to ease my pains, and recruit
my spirit: but I find it not. But O merciful
God, let it not always fly away from me; let
my wearied eyes at length lay hold of it;
and make my sleep sweet to me. Consider
my weariness, O Lord, which calls aloud for
rest; and my weakness, which greatly needs
refreshment. While Thou keepest me awake,
let me commune with mine own heart, and
search out mine own spirit: let me remem-
ber Thee on my bed, and meditate on Thee
in the night watches: let the consideration
of Thy tender mercies be my comfort, till
Thy goodness sees fit to give sleep to my eyes,
and refreshment to my sorrows: through our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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