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,
Holy dreams and hopes attend us
All through the night.
And when the morn again shall call us
To run life’s way,
May we still, what’er befall us,
Your will obey.
From the pow’r of evil hide us,
In the narrow pathway guide us,
Never be Your smile denied us
All through the day.
Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
And, when we die,
May we in Your mighty keeping,
All peaceful lie.
When the trumpet call shall wake us,
Then, O Lord, do not forsake us,
But to reign in glory take us
With You on high.
Holy Father, throned in heaven,
Holy Spirit, freely given,
Blest Three in One:
Grant us grace, we now implore You,
Till we lay our crowns before You
And in worthier strains adore You
While ages run.