1. FATHER, breathe an evening blessing
Ere repose our spirit seal,
Sin and want we come confessing:
2. Though the night be dark and dreary
Darkness cannot hide from Thee
Thou art He who, never weary
Watchest where Thy people be.
3. Though destruction walk around us,
Though the arrows past us fly
Angel guards from Thee surround us
We are safe, if Thou art nigh.
4. Blessed Spirit, brooding o’er us
Chase the darkness of our night
Till the perfect day before us
Breaks in everlasting light.
5. Father, to Thy holy keeping
Humbly we ourselves resign
Saviour, who hast slept our sleeping
Make our slumbers pure as Thine
6. Holy Spirit on us descend
Darkness ever cast away
Till Thy glorious day we’ll witness
Everlasting Light so bright. Amen