God, that madest earth and heaven,
Darkness and light;
Who the day for toil hast given,
For rest the night;
May Thine angel guards defend us.
Slumber sweet Thy mercy send us;
Holy dreams and hopes attend us,
This live-long night.
And when morn again shall call us
To run life’s way,
May we still, whate’er befall us,
Thy will obey.
From the pow’r of evil hide us,
In the narrow pathway guide us.
Nor Thy smile be e’er denied us,
The live-long day.
Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
And, when we die,
May we in Thy mighty keeping
All peaceful lie:
When the last dread call shall wake us,
Do not Thou, our God, forsake us,
But to reign in glory take us
With Thee on high.