"The Day is Past and Over" Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.395 1. 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.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #555 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 13:3 Author: unknown, c. 600 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1853, alt Titled: "Tehn hehmeran dielthohn" Composer: Arthur H. Brown, 1862 Tune: "St. Anatolius"
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