Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me:
Bless your little child to-night;
Through the darkness please with me,
Keep me safe till morning light.
All this day Your hand has led me,
And I thank Your for Thy care;
Thou hast warmed me, clothed me, fed me;
Listen to my evening prayer.
May my sins be all forgiven;
Bless the friends I love so well;
Take me, Lord, at last to heaven.
Happy there with You to dwell.
– An old traditional prayer that my mum said to me each night! (Matt).