1 Now, God, be with us, for the night is closing;
the light and darkness are of your disposing,
and 'neath your shadow here to rest we yield us,
for you will shield us.
2 Let evil thoughts and spirits flee before us;
till morning's dawning, watch, Protector, o'er us;
in soul and body from all harm defend us;
your angels send us.
3 Let holy thoughts be our when sleep o'ertakes us;
our earliest thoughts be yours when morning wakes us,
serving you only, and in all our doing
your praise pursuing.
4 We have no refuge; none on earth to aid us
save you, Creator, who your own have made us;
but your dear presence will not leave them lonely
who seek you only.
5 Your holy name be praised, your kingdom given,
your will be done on earth as 'tis in heaven;
keep us in life, forgive our sins, and from ill
deliver us now and ever.
Source: Common Praise (1998) #23
|First Line:||Now God be with us, for the night is closing|
|German Title:||Die Nacht ist kommen|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1863)|
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise (1998) #23||Now, God, Be With Us||Now, God, be with us, for the night is closing||CHRISTE FONS JUGIS||Petrus Herbert (?-1571); Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)||11 11 11 5||Psalm 91||1998||Evening ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #575||Now God Be with Us||Now God be with us||INTEGER VITAE||Catherine Winkworth; Petrus Herbert||126.96.36.199. Iambic||Psalm 91; Psalm 139:1-12; Luke 11:1-4||1995||Morning and Evening | ; God--Presence of | ; Rest ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #4535||Now God Be with Us||Now God be with us, for the night is closing:||FLEMMING||Petrus Herbert; Catherine Winkworth||188.8.131.52||<cite>The Chorale Book for England</cite>, 1863|