Die Nacht Ist Kommen, Drin Wir Ruhen Sollen - Morning And Evening Prayers For All Days Of The Week

Die Nacht Ist Kommen, Drin Wir Ruhen Sollen - Morning And Evening Prayers For All Days Of The Week

Now God be with us, for the night is closing;

The light and darkness are of His disposing;

And ’neath His shadow here to rest we yield us,

For He will shield us.

Let evil thoughts and spirits flee before us;

Till morning cometh, watch, O Master, o’er us;

In soul and body Thou from harm defend us,

Thine angels send us.

Let holy thoughts be ours when sleep o’ertakes us;

Our earliest thoughts be Thine when morning wakes us;

All day serve Thee, in all that we are doing

Thy praise pursuing.

As Thy beloved, soothe the sick and weeping,

And bid the prisoner lose his griefs in sleeping;

Widows and orphans, we to Thee commend them;

Do Thou befriend them.

We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us,

Save Thee, O Father, Who Thine own hast made us;

But Thy dear presence will not leave them lonely,

Who seek Thee only.

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Father, Thy name be praised, Thy kingdom given;

Thy will be done on earth as ’tis in heaven;

Keep us in life, forgive our sins, deliver

Us now and ever.


Petrus Herbert, 1566.

St. 5, Anon., 1627.

Tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1863.


John Habermann