A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Thursday, February 16, 2006
  The Day Is Past And Over

Unknown*, c. 600, tr. by John Neale, 1853

The day is past and over;
All thanks, O Lord, to Thee!
I pray Thee now that sinless
The hours of dark may be.
O Jesus, keep me in Thy sight
And save me through the coming night.

2. The joys of day are over;
I lift my heart to Thee
And ask Thee that offenseless
The hours of dark may be.
O Jesus, keep me in Thy sight
And guard me through the coming night.

3. The toils of day are over:
I raise the hymn to Thee
And ask that free from peril
The hours of dark may be.
O Jesus, make their darkness light
And guard me through the coming night.

4. Lord, that in death I sleep not,
And lest my Foe should say
"I have prevailed against him,"
Lighten mine eyes, I pray.
O Jesus, keep me in Thy sight
And guard me through the coming night.

5. Be Thou my Soul's Preserver,
O God, for Thou dost know
How many are the perils
Through which I have to go.
Lover of men, oh, hear my call
And guard and save me from them all.


*Sometimes this hymn is attributed to St. Anatolius, 800.
 
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