Scripture Verse

He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11


Paul Gerhardt (1607–1676)

Words: Paul Ger­hardt, in Prax­is Pi­eta­tis Me­li­ca, 3rd edi­tion, by Jo­hann Crü­ger, 1648 (Nun ruh­en al­le Wäl­der). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by George R. Wood­ward, 1910.

Music: Inns­bruck Hein­rich Is­aac, 1490, pub­lished 1539. Adapt­ed and har­mo­nized by Jo­hann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

Johann S. Bach (1685–1750)


Now woods and wolds are sleep­ing,
And dark­ness fast is creep­ing
O’er byre, hearth, and hall;
But thou, my soul, ere slum­ber,
For bless­ings pass­ing num­ber
Exalt the Giv­er of them all.

Ye also, O my dear­est,
My friends and kin­dred near­est,
God rest you safe from harm!
His an­gel hosts at­tend ye,
Their gold­en shields de­fend ye,
From night­ly dan­ger and alarm.