1 Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray!
Thy grace and peace to us allow
And be our guard and keeper now.
2 From all the terrors of the night,
From evil dreams defend our sight;
Drive far away our wicked foe
That stain of sin we may not know.
3 O Father, this we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Both lives and reigns eternally.
|First Line:||Before the ending of the day|
|Title:||Before the Ending of the Day|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale, 1818-66|
|Source:||Latin, c. 5th-10th cent.|
|Source:||Benedictine plainsong, mode VI|
|To You, before the Close of Day|