"God, Who Madest Earth and Heaven"
                       by Heinrich Albert, 1604-1651
               Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. God, who madest earth and heaven,
        Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
        Who the day and night hast given,
        Sun and moon and starry host;
        Whose almighty hand sustains
        Earth and all that it contains:

        2. God, I thank Thee, in Thy keeping
        Safely have I slumbered here;
        Thou hast guarded me while sleeping
        From all danger, pain, and fear;
        And the cunning evil Foe
        Hath not wrought my overthrow.

        3. Let the night of my transgression
        With night's darkness pass away.
        Jesus, into Thy possession
        I resign myself today;
        In Thy wounds I find relief
        From all sorrow, sin, and grief.

        4. Help me as the morn is breaking,
        In the spirit to arise,
        So from careless sloth awaking,
        That, when o'er the aged skies
        Shall the Judgment Day appear,
        I may see it without fear.

        5. Lead me, and forsake me never,
        Guide my wanderings by Thy Word;
        As Thou hast been, be Thou ever
        My Defense, my Refuge, Lord.
        Never safe except with Thee,
        Thou my faithful Guardian be.

        6. O my God, I now commend me
        Wholly to Thy mighty hand;
        As the powers that Thou dost lend me
        Let me use at Thy command.
        Lord, my Shield, my Strength divine,
        Keep me with Thee,--I am Thine.

Notes: Hymn #549 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Psalm 7:17 Author: Heinrich Albert, 1644, ab. Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1855, alt. Titled: "Gott des Himmels und der Erden" Composer: Heinrich Albert, 1644 Tune: "Gott des Himmels"
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