Nikolaus Herman, 1560; German text
The sun's last beam of light is gone,|
The shades of night come swiftly on;
O Christ, our Light, upon us shine
Lest we to sin's dark ways incline.
2. We thank Thee that throughout the day
3. Lord, if we angered Thee today,|
Remember not our sins, we pray,
But let Thy mercy o'er them sweep,
And give us calm and restful sleep.
4. Let angels guard our sleeping hours
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