Oh God, Be With Us
Petrus Herbert, 1566, v. 5 unknown; German text
|O God, be with us, for the night is falling;|
For Thy protection we to Thee are calling;
Beneath Thy shadow to our rest we yield us;
Thou, Lord, wilt shield us.
2. May evil fancies flee away before us;
3. While we are sleeping, keep us in Thy favor;
|4. Through Thy Beloved soothe the sick and weeping|
And bid the captive lose his grief in sleeping;
Widows and orphans, we to Thee commend them,
Do Thou befriend them.
5. We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us,
6. Thy name be hallowed and Thy kingdom given,