Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. Psalm 91:5
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).
If you know where to get a good picture of Hertzog (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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.