The United Methodist Hymnal


God, That Madest Earth and Heaven

1.	God, that madest earth and heaven, 
	darkness and light, 
	who the day for toil hast given, 
	for rest the night: 
	may thine angel guards defend us, 
	slumber sweet thy mercy send us; 
	holy dreams and hopes attend us, 
	this livelong night.

2.	When the constant sun returning 
	unseals our eyes, 
	may we, born anew like morning, 
	to labor rise. 
	Gird us for the task that calls us, 
	let not ease and self enthrall us, 
	strong through thee whate'er befall us, 
	O God most wise!

WORDS: Frederick Lucian Hosmer, 1912; Reginald Heber, 1827
MUSIC: Luther Orlando Emerson, 1906
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-15
Theme: Evening Prayer; Particular Times of Worship: Evening; Providence; Work, Daily