Author: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 Appears in 65 hymnals Lyrics: 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. Topics: Evening; Protection Used With Tune: TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM Text Sources: Pre 8th century
Before the ending of the day