Scripture Verse

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


Words: Mary B. Whit­ing, 1902.

Music: R. Fran­cis Lloyd (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Whit­ing or Lloyd (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Stars of ev­en­ing, soft­ly gleam­ing
In the fad­ing west,
With your hea­ven­ly light is stream­ing
Hope to hearts op­pressed!
Toil is ov­er, cease from sor­row,
Till to­mor­row, sleep and rest!

Hark! the ev­en­ing bells are bring­ing
Hope of glad re­lease,
Welcome strains their chimes are ring­ing:
Labor now shall cease;
Though the day be long and drea­ry,
To the weary com­eth peace!

Heavenly Fa­ther! watch be­side us
Till the dawn of light,
And what­ev­er may be­tide us,
Guard us by Thy might!
Trusting in Thy gra­cious keep­ing,
Calmly sleep­ing through the night.

So when death’s dark clouds fall slow­ly
Over land and sea,
May Thy light, se­rene and holy,
On our path­way be;
Leading us to joy trans­cend­ing
In un­end­ing rest with Thee!