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
|First Line:||O Christ who art the light and day|
|German Title:||Christe, du bist der helle Tag|
|Translator:||Richard Frederick Littledale|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|