1 Soul of mine, to God awaking,
And ye senses, ev'ry one,
Come, your quiet haunts forsaking,
Tell what God for me has done;
He through this entire day
Has been with me on my way,
To my many wants attending
And all dangers from me fending.
2 Praise and thanks to Thee I render,
Father Thou of mercies great.
Thou hast been my strong Defender,
Never shall Thy love abate.
Thou hast shielded me from woe,
Lent me strength and foiled the foe,
So that I, Thy help beholding,
Rest secure in Thine enfolding.
3 If from Thee I have departed,
I return again to Thee,
Knowing Thou art tender-hearted,
Since Thy Son atoned for me.
I cannot deny my guilt,
But for me His blood was spilt,
And Thy grace, all sin exceeding,
Grants forgiveness at His pleading.
4 Grant that I in peace may slumber,
Finding sweet and quiet rest.
Let no cares my soul encumber,
Keep it by Thy presence blest.
Mind and body, child and wife,
All my goods and all my life,
Friends and foes, alike befriended,
Be this night to Thee commended.
5 O immortal God, endue me
With the gifts for which I ask.
Jesus, lest some ill pursue me,
Prosper me in ev'ry task.
Holy Spirit, Comfort, Friend,
On whose counsel I depend,
Hearken to my earnest pleading;
Amen, Thou my prayer art heeding.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #579