28. Before the ending of the day
Walter Henry Hall, 1918
French Plainsong, Mode VI
Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray,
That with thy wonted favor, thou
Wouldst be our Guard and Keeper now.
From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.
O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.