53. Now God Be with Us, for the Night Is Closing

1 Now God be with us, for the night is closing:
The light and darkness are of His disposing,
And 'neath His shadow here to rest we yield us,
For He will shield us.

2 Let holy thoughts be ours when sleep o'ertakes us,
Our earliest thoughts be Thine when morning wakes us,
All day serve Thee, in all that we are doing,
Thy praise pursuing.

3 We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us,
Save Thee, O Father, who Thine own hast made us;
But Thy dear presence will not leave them lonely
Who seek Thee only.

4 Father, Thy name be praised, Thy Kingdom given,
Thy will be done on earth as 'tis in heaven;
Keep us in life, forgive our sins, deliver
Us now and ever!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Now God be with us, for the night is closing
Title: Now God Be with Us, for the Night Is Closing
Original Language: German
Author: Petrus Herbert (1566)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 5.
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: ;
Topic: Contentment; Evening; God: Presence (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: FLEMMING
Composer: Friedrich F. Flemming (1811)
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 5.
Key: A♭ Major



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