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Poem Child's Evening Hymn

Child’s Evening Hymn

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Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh, Shadows of the evening Steal across the sky. Now the darkness gathers, Stars begin to peep, Birds and beasts and flowers Soon will be asleep. Jesu, give the weary Calm and sweet repose; With thy tenderest blessing May our eyelids close. Grant to little children Visions…

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Now the day is over,

Night is drawing nigh,

Shadows of the evening

Steal across the sky.

Now the darkness gathers,

Stars begin to peep,

Birds and beasts and flowers

Soon will be asleep.

Jesu, give the weary

Calm and sweet repose;

With thy tenderest blessing

May our eyelids close.

Grant to little children

Visions bright of thee;

Guard the sailors tossing

On the deep blue sea.

Comfort every sufferer

Watching late in pain;

Those who plan some evil

From their sin restrain.

Through the long night-watches

May thine angels spread

Their white wings above me,

Watching round my bed.

When the morning wakens,

Then may I arise

Pure and fresh and sinless

In thy holy eyes.

Glory to the Father,

Glory to the Son,

And to thee, blessed Spirit,

Whilst all ages run.      Amen.

Book Reviews (1)
  1. I appreciate this poem, which is essentially a more elaborate version of “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.” It calms and soothes as I read it to my sons at bedtime, lulling them to sleep with the comfort that angels will “spread their white wings above” them as they rest. I liken it to the common bedtime prayer because it presents the same ideas, but this poem has greater length (which is appropriate for my sons’ age group) and goes into greater detail as a prayer. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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