241. Before the ending of the day

1 Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That with thy wonted favour thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

2 From all ill dreams defend our eyes,
From nightly fears and fantasies;
Tread under foot our ghostly foe,
That no pollution we may know.

3 O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Before the ending of the day
Latin Title: Te lucis ante terminum
Translator: J. M. Neale, 1818-66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Times and Seasons: Evening; Office Hymn: Compline
Tune Information
Key: b minor
Source: Moed viii

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