To You Before the Close of Day

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1 To you before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray.
Your grace and peace to us allow
and be our guard and keeper now.

2 Save us from troubled, restless sleep,
from all ill dreams your children keep;
so calm our minds that fears may cease
and rested bodies wake in peace.

3 A healthy life we ask of you,
the fire of love in us renew,
and when the dawn new light will bring,
your praise and glory we shall sing.

4 Creator, this we ask be done
through Jesus Christ, your only Son,
whom with the Spirit we adore,
with you, one God forevermore.


Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #567

Author (st. 4): James Waring McCrady

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Author: John Mason Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee before the close of day
Title: To You Before the Close of Day
Author (st. 4): James Waring McCrady
Author: John Mason Neale
Source: Latin, 6th cent.; Hymnal 1982,ver.
Copyright: St. 1-3 © The Church Pension Fund.; St. 4 © 1982, James Waring McCrady



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