Keep Watch, Dear Lord

220px-sandro_botticelli_050Keep watch, dear Lord,
with those who wake,
or watch or weep this night,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick,
give rest to the weary,
sustain the dying,
calm the suffering,
and pity the distressed;
all for your love’s sake,
O Christ our Redeemer. Amen

Source: Attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-430

Source of this version:

Also found here: Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, © 1993 Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee, Wisc. U.S.A.

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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