|1||Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
When fades the light of eventide,
Beneath Thy mercy’s watch and ward,
Through hours of rest, may we abide.
|2||Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
When doubt and fear the day obscure,
The light of faith to us afford,
From sins of darkness keep us pure.
|3||Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
When falls the gloom of sorrow’s night,
Then, Lord, our wills with Thine accord,
Our trust and confidence keep bright.
|4||Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
’Mid death’s deep darkness be our stay;
Sleeping in Thee, our strength restored,
May we awake to light of day. Amen.