Children, Evening

Jesus Tender Shepherd

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).