Scripture Verse

You shall not be afraid for the terror by night. Psalm 91:5


Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Am­brose of Mi­lan (340–397) (Te lu­cis an­te ter­min­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: Te Lu­cis Sar­um me­lo­dy (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ambrose of Milan (340–397)


Before the end­ing of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That Thou with wont­ed love wouldst keep
Thy watch around us while we sleep.

O let no ev­il dreams be near,
Nor phan­toms of the night ap­pear;
Our ghost­ly en­emy re­strain,
Lest aught of sin our bo­dies stain.

Almighty Fa­ther, hear our cry
Through Je­sus Christ our Lord most high,
Who with the Ho­ly Ghost and Thee
Doth live and reign eter­nal­ly.