Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ja­net S. Pat­tin­son, writ­ten for the 1891 Sun­day School An­ni­ver­sa­ry at the Col­lege Cha­pel (Con­gre­ga­tion­al), in Brad­ford, York­shire, Eng­land.

Music: Cross and Crown (Hou­se­ley) Hen­ry Hou­se­ley, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Henry Houseley
(1851–1925)

Lyrics

While sinks our land to realms of night,
And twilight skies grow dim,
We raise again our joyful hearts
Our parting evening hymn.

We bless Thee for the warm, rich glow
Of this our hallowed day,
And for the love that year by year
Shines o’er our onward way.

And now, O Father, from on high
List to our evening prayer,
Shed o’er our hearts a blissful calm,
And keep us in Thy care.