549. God, Who Madest Earth and Heaven

1 God, who madest earth and heaven,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
Who the day and night hast given,
Sun and moon and starry host;
Whose almighty hand sustains
Earth and all that it contains:

2 God, I thank Thee, in Thy keeping
Safely have I slumbered here;
Thou hast guarded me while sleeping
From all danger, pain, and fear;
And the cunning evil Foe
Hath not wrought my overthrow.

3 Let the night of my transgression
With night's darkness pass away.
Jesus, into Thy possession
I resign myself today;
In Thy wounds I find relief
From all sorrow, sin, and grief.

4 Help me as the morn is breaking,
In the spirit to arise,
So from careless sloth awaking,
That, when o'er the aged skies
Shall the Judgment Day appear,
I may see it without fear.

5 Lead me, and forsake me never,
Guide my wanderings by Thy Word;
As Thou hast been, be Thou ever
My Defense, my Refuge, Lord.
Never safe except with Thee,
Thou my faithful Guardian be.

6 O my God, I now commend me
Wholly to Thy mighty hand;
As the powers that Thou dost lend me
Let me use at Thy command.
Lord, my Shield, my Strength divine,
Keep me with Thee--I am Thine.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: God, who madest earth and heaven
Title: God, Who Madest Earth and Heaven
German Title: Gott des Himmels und der Erden
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855, alt.)
Author: Heinrich Albert (1644, ab.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Times and Seasons: Morning
Tune Information
Name: GOTT DES HIMMELS
Composer: Heinrich Albert (1644)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.
Key: G Major



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