1 All praise to thee, my God, this night,
for all the blessings of the light!
Keep me, O keep me safe from harm
within the shelter of thine arm!
2 Forgive me, Lord, through Christ, I pray,
the wrong that I have done this day,
that I, before I sleep, may be
at peace with neighbor, self, and thee.
3 O may my soul on thee repose,
and with sweet sleep mine eyelids close.
Refresh my strength, for thine own sake,
to serve thee well when I awake.
4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures here below;
praise God above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
|First Line:||All praise to thee, my God this night|
|Title:||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night|
|Author:||Thomas Ken (1674, alt.)|
|Topic:||Celebrating Time; Evening; Forgiveness(2 more...)|
|Arranger:||Thomas Tallis (1567, adapt.)|
|Notes:||May be sung as a canon|
Originally consisting of twelve stanzas, this was the bedtime hymn of the boys at Winchester School in England. Now it is one of the best-known evening hymns in English (usually matched with this tune and sung in canon), and its ﬁnal stanza has taken on a life of its own.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|