Scripture Verse

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep. Psalm 4:8


Thomas Kelly (1769–1855)

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, 1806.

Music: Dret­zel Kor­ne­li­us H. Dret­zel, 1731 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Through the day Thy love has spared us;
Now we lay us down to rest;
Through the si­lent watch­es guard us,
Let no foe our peace mo­lest;
Jesus, Thou our guard­ian be;
Sweet it is to trust in Thee.

Pilgrims here on earth, and stran­gers,
Dwelling in the midst of foes;
Us and ours pre­serve from dan­gers;
In Thine arms may we re­pose.
And, when life’s sad day is past,
Rest with Thee in Heav’n at last.