1 Hear Thy children, gentle Jesus,
While we breathe our evening prayer;
Save us from all harm and danger,
Take us 'neath Thy sheltering care.
2 Save us from the wiles of Satan,
'Mid the lone and silent night
Sweetly may bright guardian angels
Keep us 'neath their watchful sight.
3 Gentle Jesus, look in pity
From Thy great white throne above:
All the night Thy care is watchful;
Never closed Thine eyes of love.
4 Shades of evening fast are falling,
Day is fading into gloom;
When the shades of death fall round us,
Lead Thy ransomed children home.
Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #17