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The Compline Song for Alice O. and O Come to this Prayer Time

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Matins, Vespers, and Compline or

What’s a Compline?

1. Come to this compline

This compline’s a nightline

running into the night

Turning everything bright

And making you feel fine.

2. O come to this compline

This compline’s a light-line

Running into the night

And setting you right

At the end of your day-time

3. O come to this compline

This compline’s a prime-time

The refreshing respite

Of Christ’s holy light

Enlightens your night time.

4. O come to this compline

This compline’s a life-line

Thrown out into the night

Hold on to it tight

To trust him, it’s high time.

5. O come sing this compline

This compline’s a fine time

To come into God’s sight

Right out of the night

Having a good time

6. Yes, Let’s have a good time

Singing this compline

We’ll bask in God’s sight

Who will make our hearts light

It’ll happen in no time.

Improvisation:

O God, we worship you, we gi – ve you praise

     all of our days, we really do.

O God, we worship you, we gi – ve you praise

     all of our days, and ou-r hearts, too.

Peter Krey September 18, 1996 for Bethlehem’s Compline, Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, CA

Because there are not many opportunities to sing for a compline service, I rewrote this song for Prayer Time.

 

O Come to this Prayer Time

(The Compline Song)

 

1)                                      O come to this prayer time

this prayer time’s a life-line

running into the night

turning everything bright

and making you feel fine.

 

2)                                      O come to this prayer time

this prayer time is prime time

the refreshing respite

of Christ’s holy light

enlightens your life-time.

 

3)                                      O come to this prayer time

this prayer time’s a life-line

thrown out into the night

hold onto it tight

to trust him, it’s high-time.

 

4)                                      Sing your praises in prayer time

because prayer time’s a fine time

to come into God’s sight

right out of the night

having a good time.

 

5)                                      Yes. Let’s have a good time

Singing the whole time,

We’ll bask in God’s sight

Who’ll make our hearts light,

It’ll happen in no time.

 

Improvisation:

 

O God, we worship you, we gi – ve you praise

            all of our days, we really do.

O God, we worship you, we gi – ve you praise

            all of our days, and ou-r hearts, too.

 

 

Revised Compline Song 9/18/96 and 02/26/2000 PKrey

 

 

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Written by peterkrey

July 31, 2006 at 5:14 am

Posted in My Songs

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