God, that madest earth and heaven


God, that madest earth and heaven,
darkness and light;
who the day for toil hast given,
for rest the night;
may thine angel guards defend us,
slumber sweet thy mercy send us;
holy dreams and hopes attend us,
all through the night.

Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
and when we die,
may we in thy mighty keeping
all peaceful lie;
when the last dread call shall wake us,
do not thou, our God, forsake us,
but to reign in glory take us
with Thee on high.


Words, verse 1: Reginald Heber, 1827;
verse 2: Richard Whately, 1838

Music: Ar Hyd Y Nos, Nutfield

Meter: 84 84 884

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