"Oh God, Be With Us"
                           by Petrus Herbert, ?-1571
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)

	1. O God, be with us, for the night is falling;
	For Thy protection we to Thee are calling;
	Beneath Thy shadow to our rest we yield us;
	Thou, Lord, wilt shield us.

	2. May evil fancies flee away before us;
	Till morning cometh, watch, O Father, o'er us;
	In soul and body Thou from harm defend us,
	Thine angel send us.

	3. While we are sleeping, keep us in Thy favor;
	When we awaken, let us never waver
	All day to serve Thee, Thy due praise pursuing
	In all our doing.

	4. Through Thy Beloved soothe the sick and weeping
	And bid the captive lose his grief in sleeping;
	Widows and orphans, we to Thee commend them,
	Do Thou befriend them.

	5. We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us,
	Save Thee, O Father, who Thine own hast made us.
	But Thy dear presence will not leave them lonely
	Who seek Thee only.

	6. Thy name be hallowed and Thy kingdom given,
	Thy will among us done as 'tis in heaven;
	Feed us, forgive us, from all ill deliver
	Now and forever.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #556 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 121:3 Author: St. 1-4, 6, Petrus Herbert, 1566 St. 5, author unknowm, 1627 Translated by: based on Catherine Winkworth, 1863 Titled: "Die Nacht ist kommen" Composer: Petrus Nigidius, 1550 Tune: "Die Nacht ist kommen"
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