|1||O Father, ere the night draw near
To us who call, incline Thine ear;
Grant sorrow true for every sin,
That we Thy pardoning grace may win.
|2||O Jesu, Lamb of God, draw nigh,
Give ear unto our evening cry,
That we in peace may take our rest,
Safe sheltered by Thy Angels blest.
|3||And Thou, O Holy Ghost, be near,
Pour on our hearts Thy holy fear,
That if we rise from sleep again,
Our souls may pure from guilt remain.
|4||O praise the Father, praise the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Praise we with saints and Angel-host,
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.