889. Before the Ending of the Day

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.


Text Information
First Line: Before the ending of the day
Title: Before the Ending of the Day
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: ; ;
Source: Latin, c. 5th-10th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Key: G Major
Source: Benedictine plainsong, mode VI

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