Text:O God, Be with Us
Author (st. 1-4, 6):Petrus Herbert
Author (st. 5):Unknown
Translator:Catherine Winkworth
Composer:Petrus Nigidius

556. O God, Be with Us

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.


Text Information
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)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Times and Seasons: Evening
Source: Tr. based on Catherine Winkworth, 1863
Tune Information
Composer: Petrus Nigidius (1550)
Key: F Major

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