Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

312. Sink not yet, my soul, to slumber

1 Sink not yet, my soul, to slumber,
Wake my heart, go forth and tell
All the mercies without number
That this by-gone day befell;
Tell how God hath kept afar
All things that against me war,
Hath upheld me and defended,
And His grace my soul befriended.

2 Father, merciful and holy,
Thee to-night I praise and bless,
Who to labor true and lowly
Grantest ever meet success;
Many a sin and many a woe,
Many a fierce and subtle foe,
Hast Thou checked that once alarmed me,
So that nought to-day has harm'd me,

3 E'en the twilight now hath vanished,
Send Thy blessing on my sleep,
Every sin and terror banished,
Let my rest be calm and deep.
Soul and body, mind and health,
Wife and children, house and wealth,
Friend and foe, the sick, the stranger,
Keep Thou safe from harm and danger.

4 O Thou mighty God, now hearken
To the prayer Thy child hath made;
Jesus, while the night-hours darken
Be Thou still my Hope, my Aid;
Holy Ghost, on Thee I call,
Friend and Comforter of all,
Hear my earnest prayer, O hear me!
Lord, Thou hearest, Thou art near me.

Text Information
First Line: Sink not yet, my soul, to slumber
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Rist (1642)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858)
Meter: No. 28
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: The Catechism: Evening
Notes: From the German text: Werde munter, mein Gemuete
Tune Information
Name: REGENSBURG (Werde munter, sein Gemüte)
Composer: Johann Schap (1642)
Adapter: Johann Crüger (1648)
Meter: No. 28
Key: F Major

More media are available on the tune authority page.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us