Suitable for: Lent, Evensong, General Usage
God, who made the earth and heaven,
Darkness and light:
You the day for work have given,
For rest the night.
May your angel guards defend us,
Slumber sweet your mercy send us,
Holy dreams and hopes attend us,
All through the night.
Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
And, when we die,
May we in your mighty keeping
All peaceful lie.
When the trumpet’s call shall wake us,
Then, O Lord, do not forsake us,
But to reign in glory take us
With you on high.
Bishop Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826) and Archbishop Richard Whately (1787 – 1863). Public Domain
- Tune: Ar Hyd Y Nos a traditional Welsh melody arranged by Luther Orlando Emerson (1820 – 1915). Public Domain.
- Meter: 84 84 88 84
- Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955). ISRC UKTU21900096
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