Gott des Himmels und der Erden
God, Who made earth and heaven,— Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Who the day and night hast given, Sun and moon, and starry host,
Lord God Whose mighty hand sustains Earth and all that it contains;
Praise to Thee my soul shall render, Who this night has guarded me.
My omnipotent Defender,
Who from ill doth set me free; Free from danger, anguish, woe,
Free from the infernal foe.
Let the night of my transgression With night’s darkness pass away;
Jesus, into Your possession
I resign myself to-day.
In Your wounds I find relief
From my greatest sin and grief.
Let my life and conversation
Be directed by Your Word;
Lord, Your constant preservation To Your erring child afford.
Nowhere but alone in Thee
From all harm can I be free.
Wholly to Your blest protection I commit my heart and mind;
Mighty God! to Your direction
Wholly may I be resigned.
Lord, my Shield, my Light divine, O accept, and own me Yours.
This is a hymn written and revised by:
Heinrich Albert, 1643.
Tr. John Christian Jacobi, 1720.
Arthur Tozer Russell, 1848.
Catherine Winkworth, 1855.
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2013