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