Now rest beneath night's shadows All woodlands, fields, and meadowsAuthor: Paul Gerhardt; Translator: Herman H. Brueckner
Published in 2 hymnals
1 Now rest beneath night's shadows
All woodlands, fields, and meadows,
The world in slumber lies.
But thou, my soul, awake thee,
To song and prayer betake thee
Let praise to thy Creator rise.
2 The rule of day is over,
And shining jewels cover
The sky above so blue.
Thus I shall shine in heaven,
Where crowns of gold are given
To all who faithful stay and true.
3 Ye members weak and tired,
Enjoy the rest desired,
The quiet sleep ye crave.
There comes a time for sleeping
In God's own faithful keeping,
When ye are bedded in your grave.
4 My tired eyes are closing,
And while I lie deep reposing,
Soul, body, where are ye?
To Thee be they commended,
O God, till night is ended;
Thy waking Eye watch over me!
5 Lord Jesus, who dost love me,
Thy pinions spread above me
And shield me well from harm.
Let angel guards attend me,
And from the foe defend me,
That I may rest without alarm.
Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #54
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal for Church and Home #54||Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadows||Now rest beneath night's shadows||[Now rest beneath night's shadows]||Paul Gerhardt||7, 7, 6, 7, 7, 8.||1927||Morning and Evening ||
|Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #54||Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadows||Now rest beneath night's shadows||Paul Gerhardt||7, 7, 6, 7, 7, 8.||1928||Morning and Evening ||