Scripture Verse

He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11

Introduction

Words: Au­thor un­known, be­fore 1929.

Music: Evening Prayer (von We­ber) Carl M. von We­ber (1786–1826) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know who wrote the words, when, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Carl M. von Weber
(1786–1826)

Lyrics

Softly sighs the breath of evening,
Stealing through the shadowy grove,
While the stars, in heaven shining,
Keep their silent watch above.

Heav’nly Father, while we’re sleeping,
Send Thy guardian angels bright,
Faithful watch above us keeping,
To protect us through the night.

When the morning, gently breaking,
Tints the sky with golden rays,
May Thy loving children, waking,
Sing their heav’nly Father’s praise.