1 Almighty Lord, the holy One
whose reign in glory we await:
look down from your eternal throne
and our dark world illuminate;
from sons and daughters of the light
dispel the shameful deeds of night.

2 Defend us from all evil powers;
our weakness and fatigue replace
through all the silent sleeping hours
with sweet refreshing by your grace;
forgive our sins, our hope renew,
that we may rest and rise with you.

Christopher Idle from the Gelasian and Leonine sacramentaries
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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