Scripture Verse

You will not fear the terror of night. Psalm 91:4–5


Ambrose of Milan (340–397)

Words: Pos­si­bly by Am­brose of Mi­lan, 4th Cen­tu­ry (Te lu­cis an­te ter­mi­num). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John H. New­man in Tracts for the Times, 1836.

Music: St. Fla­vi­an Day’s Psal­ter, 1563 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John H. Newman (1801–1890)
National Portrait Gallery



Now that the daylight dies away,
By all Thy grace and love,
Thee, Maker of the world, we pray
To watch our bed above.

Let dreams depart and phantoms fly,
The offspring of the night,
Keep us, like shrines, beneath Thine eye,
Pure in our foe’s despite.

This grace on Thy redeemed confer,
Father, co-equal Son,
And Holy Ghost, the Com­fort­er,
Eternal Three in One.