As the Darkness, Soft, Descending

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Original lyrics set to the tune of All Through the Night.
Free to copy and use. Or you can pay-what-you-like to donate.
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.


The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to the tune of All Through the Night.

These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc format)—or you may directly copy and paste from this page. You are permitted to print, project, broadcast or otherwise use this song in worship in whatever ways you need.

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