"Where Wilt Thou Go Since Night Draws Near"

                               by unknown

            Translated by August Crull, 1845-1923

                                 Text From:

                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Where wilt Thou go since night draws near,

        O Jesus Christ, Thou Pilgrim dear?

        Lord, make me happy, be my Guest,

        And in my heart, oh, deign to rest.

        2. Grant my request, O dearest Friend,

        For truly I the best intend;

        Thou knowest that Thou ever art

        A welcome Guest unto my heart.

        3. The day is now far spent and gone,

        The shades of night come quickly on;

        Abide with me, Thou heavenly Light,

        And do not leave me in this night.

        4. Enlighten me that from the way

        That leads to heaven I may not stray,

        That I may never be misled,

        Though night of sin is round me spread.

        5. And when I on my death-bed lie,

        Help me that I in peace may die.

        Abide! I will not let Thee go.

        Thou wilt not leave me, Lord, I know.

Notes: Hymn #197 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Luke 24: 29 Author: unknown, 1674 Translated by: August Crull, 1923, alt. Titled: "Wo willst du hin, weil's Abend ist" Tune: "Ach bleib bei uns" 1st Published in: "Geistliche Lieder" Town: Leipzig, 1589
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