Scripture Verse

You will not fear the terror of night. Psalm 91:5


Jakobina Johnson

Words: Stein­grím­ur Thor­steins­son (1831–1913). Trans­lat­ed from Ice­lan­dic to Eng­lish by Ja­kob­i­na John­son (1883–1977).

Music: Sol­dau Geyst­liche Ge­sangk Buch­leyn (Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1524) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the orig­in­al Ice­lan­dic title, would you ?

Steingrímur Thorsteinsson


The fading day adorns the west
And calls our waiting world to rest;
Thou Lord of light and all we know,
Thy calm and peace on us bestow.

O Lord, as silent shadows fall,
Thy loving-kindness shield us all;
And for Thy children near and far
Set out o’er each a golden star.

Of Thy protecting hand aware,
May all in sleep invite Thy care;
And, strength renewed and darkness gone,
Behold with joy the light of dawn.