1 O Christ who art the light and day,
Thy beams chase night's dark shades away;
The very Light of light Thou art,
Who dost that blessed light impart.
2 All-holy Lord, to Thee we bend
Thy servants through this night defend,
And grant us calm repose in Thee,
A quiet night from perils free.
3 Let not dull sleep the soul oppress,
Nor secret foe the heart possess;
Nor Satan's wiles the flesh allure,
And make us in Thy sight impure.
4 Light slumbers let our eyelids take,
The heart to Thee be still awake;
And Thy right hand protection be
To those who love and trust in Thee.
5 O Lord, our strong defense, be nigh;
Bid all the powers of darkness fly;
Preserve and watch o'er us for good,
Whom Thou hast purchased with Thy blood.
6 Remember us, dear Lord, we pray,
Whilst burdened in the flesh we stay:
Thou only canst the soul defend;
Be with us, Savior, to the end.
Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #48
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Church Hymn Book: for the use of congregations of the United Church of England and Ireland #70||O Christ, who art the light and day||O Christ, who art the light and day||L. M.||1861||Easter ||
|Hymns: the Yattendon Hymnal #6||O Christ, who art the light and day||O Christ, who art the light and day||BROMLEY||LM||1899||Latin|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #557||O Christ, who art the light and day||O Christ, who art the light and day||[O Christ, who art the light and day]||Anon.||L. M.||1913||Family Prayer | Evening||Latin, 8th Century|
|Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #48||O Christ who art the light and day||O Christ who art the light and day||Anon. ; R.F. Littledale||1918||Evening ||