Scripture Verse

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. Psalm 91:5


William H. Havergal

Words: Jo­hann F. Hert­zog, 1670 (Nun sich der Tag ge­end­et hat); trans­lat­or unknown. Hert­zog wrote these words while a stu­dent in Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

Music: Ev­an Will­iam H. Ha­ver­gal, 1847. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son in New Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hert­zog (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lowell Mason


In mercy, Lord, remember me,
Through all the hours of night,
And grant to me most graciously
The safeguard of Thy might.

With cheerful heart I close mine eyes,
Since Thou wilt not remove;
O in the morning let me rise
Rejoicing in Thy love.

Or if this night should prove my last,
And end my transient days,
Lord, take me to Thy promised rest,
Where I may sing Thy praise.