1 Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That with thy wonted favour thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.
2 From all ill dreams defend our eyest,
From nightly fears and fantasies;
Tread under foot our ghostly foe,
That no pollution we may know.
3 O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.
|First Line:||Before the ending of the day|
|Latin Title:||Te lucis ante terminum|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale, 1818-66|
|Topic:||Times and Seasons: Evening; Office Hymn: Compline|
|Name:||TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM|