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I.

Now

OW God be with us, for the night is closing; The light and darkness are of his disposing, And 'neath his shadow here to rest we yield us, For he will shield us.

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Let pious thoughts be ours when sleep o'ertakes us,
Our earliest thoughts be thine when morning wakes us,
All day serve thee, in all that we are doing

Thy praise pursuing.

3.

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.

4.

Father, thy name be praised, thy kingdom given,
Thy will be done on earth as 't is in heaven,
Keep us in life, forgive our sins, deliver

Us now and ever!

PETRUS HERBERT, -1571.
Tr. CATHERINE WINKWORTH, 1829-1878.

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