1 Servant of God, remember
The stream thy soul bedewing,
The grace that came upon thee
Anointing and renewing.
2 When kindly slumber calls thee,
Upon thy bed reclining,
Trace thou the Cross of Jesus,
Thy heart and forehead signing.
3 The Cross dissolves the darkness,
And drives away temptation;
It calms the wavering spirit
By quiet consecration.
4 *Begone, begone, the terrors
Of vague and formless dreaming;
Begone, thou fell deceiver,
With all thy boasted scheming.
5 *Begone, thou crooked serpent,
Who, twisting and pursuing,
By fraud and lie preparest
The simple soul’s undoing.
6 *Tremble, for Christ is near us,
Depart, for here he dwelleth,
And this, the Sign thou knowest,
Thy strong battalions quelleth.
7 Then while the weary body
Its rest in sleep is nearing,
The heart will muse in silence
On Christ and his appearing.
8 To God, eternal Father,
To Christ, our King, be glory,
And to the Holy Spirit,
In never-ending story. Amen.
Source: The New English Hymnal #80a
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The New English Hymnal #80a||Servant of God, remember||Servant of God, remember||CULTO DEI||Prudentius, 348-510; T. A. Lacey, 1853-1931||1986||The Christian Year | Passiontide; Office Hymn | Compline|
|The New English Hymnal #80b||Servant of God, remember||Servant of God, remember||NUN LASST UNS GEH'N||Prudentius, 348-510; T. A. Lacey, 1853-1931||1986||The Christian Year | Passiontide; Office Hymn | Compline|