Text:Now Woods and Wolds Are Sleeping
Author:Paul Gerhardt
Translator (from German):George R. Woodward
Adapter & Harmonizer:Jo­hann S. Bach
Composer:Heinrich Isaac
Media:MIDI file

4671. Now Woods and Wolds Are Sleeping

1. Now woods and wolds are sleeping,
And darkness fast is creeping
O’er byre, hearth, and hall;
But thou, my soul, ere slumber,
For blessings passing number
Exalt the giver of them all.

2. Ye also, O my dearest,
My friends and kindred nearest,
God rest you safe from harm!
His angel hosts attend ye,
Their golden shields defend ye,
From nightly danger and alarm.

Text Information
First Line: Now woods and wolds are sleeping
Title: Now Woods and Wolds Are Sleeping
German Title: Nun ruhen alle Wälder
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1648)
Translator (from German): George R. Woodward (1910)
Meter: 77.67.78
Language: English
Source: Praxis Pietatis Melica, 3rd edition, by Johann Crüger, 1648
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Heinrich Isaac (1490)
Adapter & Harmonizer: Jo­hann S. Bach (1539)
Meter: 77.67.78
Incipit: 31234 54334 55231
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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