472. Now the light has gone away

1 Now the light has gone away;
Father, listen while I pray,
Asking Thee to watch and keep,
And to send me quiet sleep.

2 Jesus, Saviour, wash away
All that has been wrong to-day;
Help me every day to be
Good and gentle, more like Thee.

3 Let my near and dear ones be
Always near and dear to Thee;
O bring me and all I love
To Thy happy home above.

4 Now my evening praise I give;
Thou didst die that I might live:
All my blessings come from Thee;
O how good Thou art to me!

5 Thou, my best and kindest Friend,
Thou wilt love me to the end;
Let me love Thee more and more,
Always better than before.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Now the light has gone away
Author: Frances Ridley Havergal (1689)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: Times and Seasons: Evening
Tune Information
Name: MÜDE BIN ICH, GEH ZUR RUH
Meter: 7 7, 7 7
Key: F Major
Source: Fliedner's Liederbuch für Kleinkinder-Schulen, 1842



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