"O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day"
                 Translated by William J. Copeland, 1804-1885
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)p.398

        1. O Christ, who art the Light and Day,
        Thou drivest night and gloom away;
        O Light of light, whose Word doth show
        The light of heaven to us below.

        2. All-holy Lord, in humble prayer,
        We ask tonight Thy watchful care.
        Oh, grant us calm repose in Thee,
        A quiet night, from perils free.

        3. Our sleep be pure from sinful stain;
        Let not the Tempter vantage gain,
        Or our unguarded flesh surprise
        And make us guilty in Thine eyes.

        4. Asleep though wearied eyes may be,
        Still keep the heart awake to Thee;
        Let Thy right hand outstretched above
        Guard those who serve the Lord they love.

        5. Behold, O God, our Shield, and quell
        The crafts and subtleties of hell;
        Direct Thy servants in all good,
        Who Thou hast purchased with Thy blood.

        6. O Lord, remember us who bear
        The burden of the flesh we wear;
        Thou who dost o'er our souls defend,
        Be with us even to the end.

        7. All praise to God the Father be,
        All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
        Whom with the Spirit we adore
        Forever and forevermore.

Notes: Hymn #559 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 8:12 Author: unknown Translated by: William J. Copeland, 1848 Titled: "Christe, qui lux es et dies" Melody: Latin melody, c. 600 Tune: "Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht"
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