Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow

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1 Now rest beneath night's shadow
The woodland, field and meadow:
The world in slumber lies;
But thou, my heart, awake thee,
To prayer and song betake thee,
Let praise to thy Creator rise.

2 Lord Jesus, who dost love me,
O spread Thy wings above me,
And shield me from alarm;
Tho' Satan would devour me,
Let angel-guards sing o'er me:
"This child of God shall meet no harm."

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #986

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gr√§fenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now rest beneath night's shadows, Man, beast, wood, town and meadows
Title: Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow
German Title: Nun ruhen alle Wälder
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Meter: 7.7.6.7.7.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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