1. Now the light has gone away;
Father, listen while I pray,
Asking Thee to watch and keep
And to send me quiet sleep.
2. Jesus, Savior, wash away
All that has been wrong today;
Help me every day to be
Good and gentle, more like Thee.
3. Let my near and dear ones be
Always near and dear to Thee.
Oh, bring me and all I love
To Thy happy home above.
4. Now my evening praise I give;
Thou didst die that I might live.
All my blessings come from The;
Oh, how good Thou art to me!
5. Thou, my best and kindest Friend,
Thou wilt love me to the end.
Let me love Thee more and more,
Always better than before.
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Psalm 3:5
Author: Frances Ridley Havergal, 1869
Tune: "Muede bin ich"
1st Published in: Liederbuch fuer Kleinkinder-Schulen
Town: Kaiserwerth, 1842