Scripture Verse

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. Psalm 91:5


William H. Havergal (1793–1870)

Words: Jo­hann F. Hert­zog, 1670 (Nun sich der Tag ge­end­et hat); trans­lat­or unknown. Hert­zog wrote these words while a stu­dent in Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

Music: Ev­an Will­iam H. Ha­ver­gal, 1847. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son in New Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hert­zog (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


In mer­cy, Lord, re­mem­ber me,
Through all the hours of night,
And grant to me most gra­cious­ly
The safe­guard of Thy might.

With cheer­ful heart I close mine eyes,
Since Thou wilt not re­move;
O in the morn­ing let me rise
Rejoicing in Thy love.

Or if this night should prove my last,
And end my tran­si­ent days,
Lord, take me to Thy pro­mised rest,
Where I may sing Thy praise.