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.
|First Line:||Sink not yet, my soul, to slumber|
|Author:||Johann Rist (1642)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1858)|
|Topic:||The Catechism: Evening|
|Notes:||From the German text: Werde munter, mein Gemuete|
|Name:||REGENSBURG (Werde munter, sein Gemüte)|
|Composer:||Johann Schap (1642)|
|Adapter:||Johann Crüger (1648)|