Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness.@Psalm 4:1

Var­i­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed to E. C. Ells­worth or W. W. Ells­worth. The ear­li­est pub­li­ca­tion we’ve seen is in The New Laud­es Do­mi­ni, ed­it­ed by Charles S. Ro­bin­son & Ed­ward Jud­son (New York: Cen­tu­ry Com­pa­ny, 1881), page 6, which gives the au­thor as W. W. Ells­worth. It seems like­ly that E. C. & W. W. Ells­worth were re­lat­ed, per­haps ev­en the same per­son.

Brahms’ Lul­la­by Joh­an­nes Brahms, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ar­ranged by A. Cor­ta­da, 1888, and Ri­chard W. Ad­ams, 2020 (pub­lic do­main).

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Johannes Brahms
(1833–1897)

Savior! hear us we pray,
Keep us safe through this day;
Keep our lives free from sin,
And our hearts pure within.

Refrain

Jesus, Lord! hear our prayer,
May we rest in Thy care;
Jesus, Lord! hear our prayer,
May we rest in Thy care.

Be our guardian and guide;
May we walk by Thy side,
Till the evening shadows fall
Over us—over all.

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