Before the ending of the day

Before the ending of the day Creator of the world, we pray (Neale)

Author (attributed to): St. Ambrose; Translator: J. M. Neale (1852)
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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

Author (attributed to): St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #417

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Lutheran Worship #489

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #6

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The New English Hymnal #241

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #276a

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #276b

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #595

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #57

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #66

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #13

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #61

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Lutheran Service Book #889

AGO Founders Hymnal #27

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #12

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