Scripture Verse

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep. Psalm 4:8


Words: Ja­net S. Pat­tin­son, writ­ten for the 1891 Sun­day School An­ni­ver­sa­ry at the Col­lege Cha­pel (Con­gre­ga­tion­al), in Brad­ford, York­shire, Eng­land.

Music: Cross and Crown (Hou­se­ley) Hen­ry Hou­se­ley, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Henry Houseley (1851–1925)


While sinks our land to realms of night,
And twi­light skies grow dim,
We raise again our joy­ful hearts
Our part­ing ev­en­ing hymn.

We bless Thee for the warm, rich glow
Of this our hal­lowed day,
And for the love that year by year
Shines o’er our on­ward way.

And now, O Fa­ther, from on high
List to our ev­en­ing pray­er,
Shed o’er our hearts a bliss­ful calm,
And keep us in Thy care.