I. And now another Day is gone;
The Sun has left the shore;
All seek for Rest, whose Work is done,
And leave the lab'ring Oar.
II. But thou, my God, want'st no such Rest;
Thy Glory knows no Night;
With Thee thy Darkness can't contest,
For Thou thy self art Light.
III. In Mercy, Lord, remember me,
This instant passing Night;
And grant to me most graciously
The Safeguard of thy Might.
IV. Destroy old Satan's Tyranny,
By th' Holy Angel's Host;
So shall I be from Danger free;
And Sorrow will be lost.
V. And though I feel the Lord of Sin,
Which still oppresses me,
Yet th' Anguish thy dear son was in,
Has greater Weight with Thee.
VI. 'Tis he alone that pleads for me;
His Merits hide my Drime:
A Reprobate I ne'er can be
While I've a Share in him.
VII. With chearful Heart I close my Eyes,
Since thou'lt not from me move.
O, in the Morning let me rise
Rejoicing in thy Love.
VIII. Away from me, ye vain Desires:
A new Design I start;
A Temple in me God requires;
And it shall be my Heart.
IX. O, if this Night shall prove my last,
And end my transient Days,
Convey me to thy promis'd Rest,
Where I may sing thy Praise.
X. Thus I desire to live and dye
To Thee the God of Love;
In Life and Death I do rely
On Thee who reign'st above.
Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #174