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LORD, who by thy presence hast made light The heat and burden of the toilsome day, Be with me also in the silent night,
Be with me when the daylight fades away.
As thou hast given me strength upon the way,
So also deign to share and bless my rest.
Fraught with rich blessing, breathing sweet repose,
If thou be with me when my labors close,
Come, then, O Lord, and deign to be my guest,
Bind up the wounds, assuage the aching smart
Forget my griefs, and find sweet rest at last.
CARL JOHANN PHILIPP SPITTA, 1801-1859-