Evening Hymn

Evening Hymn by Gardiner is some of the loveliest music I’ve ever heard. Here is the English text of the Latin words the choir is singing. Nothing can be added. As the shadows fall, this evening hymn reminds us of the Source of true Light.

Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That with Thy wonted favour Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our eyes,
From nightly fears and fantasies;
Tread under foot our ghostly foe,
That no pollution we may know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen

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