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Thread #45769   Message #936285
Posted By: Padre
18-Apr-03 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: All Through The Night / Ar Hyd Y Nos
Subject: ADD: God That Madest Earth and Heaven
Words from the Hymnal 1940:

God That Madest Earth and Heaven

God that madest earth and heaven, Darkness and light;
Who the day for toil hast given, For rest the night;
May thine angel guards defend us,
Slumber sweet thy mercy send us,
Holy dreams and hopes attend us, This livelong night

Guard us waking, guard us sleeping, And when we die,
May we in thy mighty keeping, All peaceful lie:
And when death to life shall wake us,
Thou wilt in thy likeness make us;
Then to reign in glory take us, With thee on high.

The first verse was written by Bishop Reginald Heber, The second by Archbishop Richard Whateley. It is often sung as the closing hymn at Evensong.