Evening and Morning

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Melodie - Johann Georg Ebeling, 1666
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Paul Gerhardt, 1666, translation by Richard Massie, 1857; German text

4. Evening and morning, sunset and dawning,
Wealth, peace and gladness, comfort in sadness,
These are Thy works; all the glory be Thine!
Times without number, awake or in slumber,
Thine eye observes us, from danger preserves us,
Causing Thy mercy upon us to shine.

9. Father, O hear me, pardon and spare me;
Calm all my terrors, blot out my errors,
That by Thine eyes they may no more be scanned.
Order my goings, direct all my doings;
As it may please Thee retain or release me;
All I commit to Thy fatherly hand.


Most American hymnals start with verse four from Gerhardt's original. I will post all twelve verses when I get my hands on John Kelly's work "Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs", 1867.

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