As the Darkness, Soft, Descending
Original lyrics set to the tune of All Through the Night.
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As the darkness, soft, descending, wraps us in night,
God, with gentle love unending, you hold us tight.
As we sleep you closely tend us,
bless, forgive, renew and mend us,
from all fear and toil defend us, as your delight.
Silence now, with all its graces, wraps us in prayer,
as your presence, deep, embraces each soul with care.
Now to you our lives we render,
trusting you, all-wise and tender.
May our sleep, our dear surrender be, Love, our prayer.