|1||Hear Thy children, Gentle Jesus,
While we breathe our evening prayer,
Save us from all harm and danger,
Take us ’neath Thy sheltering care.
|2||Save us from the wiles of Satan,
Through the lone and sleepless night,
Sweetly may bright guardian Angels
Keep us ’neath their watchful sight.
|3||Gentle Jesus! Look in pity
From Thy great white throne above;
All the night Thine heart is wakeful,
Ever Thou Thine own dost love.
|4||Shades of even fast are falling,
Day is fading into gloom;
When the shades of death fall round us,
Lead Thy ransomed children home.
|5||Gentle Jesus, hear Thy children
When they sing their hymns to Thee;
Who, with Father and with Spirit,
Art One God eternally. Amen.