Now say good night, O Father be my refuge

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1 Now say good night! O Father be
My refuge still; to Thee I flee.
When darkness, death, and terrors rise,
Thy grace shall still for me suffice.

2 All praise to Christ my Savior give,
For He this day hath let me live
My life away in His dear name:
"To live is Christ, to die is gain."

3 O Holy Ghost, Thy grace impart,
To rest in Christ my troubled heart.
O sweet the rest Thy grace goth bring,
And bids me to my Saviour cling.

4 Now say good night! May angels bright
Kep watching o'er me through the night,
And spread their guardian, heavenly wings,
O'er these my wearied, slumb'ring limbs.

5 "And now I lay me down to sleep;
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray, Thee, Lord, my soul to take."

6 Now say good night! To all, good night!
God keep you safe till morning's light,
That with His praise you all may wake;
"And this I ask for Jesus sake."

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #323

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First Line: Now say good night, O Father be my refuge
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Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a323

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