1 Now God be with us, for the night is falling:
For Thy protection we to Thee are calling;
Beneath Thy shadow to our rest we yield us;
Thou, Lord, wilt shield us.
2 May evil fancies flee away before us;
Till morning cometh, watch, O Father, o’er us;
In soul and body Thou from harm defend us,
Thine angels send us.
3 While we are sleeping, keep us in Thy favor;
When we awaken, let us never waver
All day to serve Thee, Thy due praise pursuing
In all our doing.
4 Thro' Thy Beloved soothe the sick and weeping
And bid the captive lose his grief in sleeping;
Widows and orphans, we to Thee commend them,
Do Thou befriend them.
5 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.
6 Thy name be hallowed and Thy kingdom given,
Thy will among us done as 'tis in heaven;
Feed us, forgive us, from all ill deliver
Now and forever.
|First Line:||O God be with us, for the night is falling|
|Title:||O God, Be with Us|
|German Title:||Die nacht ist kommen|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1863, alt. )|
|Author (st. 1-4, 6):||Petrus Herbert (1566)|
|Author (st. 5):||Unknown (1627)|
|Topic:||Times and Seasons: Evening|
|Source:||Tr. based on Catherine Winkworth, 1863|
|Name:||DIE NACHT IST KOMMEN|
|Composer:||Petrus Nigidius (1550)|