Evening Prayer from the hymn “All Praise to Thee” by Thomas Ken

This hymn makes a beautiful evening prayer.

All praise to thee, my God this night,

For all the blessings of the light!

Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,

Beneath thine own almighty wings!

 

Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,

The ill that I this day have done,

That with the world, myself, and thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

 

Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my bed;

Teach me to die, that so I may

Rise glorious at the Judgment Day.

 

O may my soul on thee repose,

And sweet sleep mine eyelids close,

Sleep that my me more vigorous make

To serve my God when I awake.