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 eyes,
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.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #12
|First Line:||Before the ending of the day Creator of the world, we pray (Neale)|
|Title:||Before the ending of the day|
|Latin Title:||Te Lucis Ante Terminum|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale (1852)|
|Author (attributed to):||St. Ambrose|