Evening prayer – Thomas Ken

evening Etruria Pk by Winter Pearl on Flickr 950 425 textThomas Ken was a bishop in the 17th century in England. Here is one of his prayers. He is famous for the hymn Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

An Evening Prayer

All praise to you, O God this night,
For all the blessings of the light.
Keep us we pray O King of kings,
Beneath your own almighty wings.
Forgive us Lord through Christ your Son,
Whatever wrong this day we’ve done.
Your peace give to the world O Lord,
That we might live in one accord.
Enlighten us, O blessed light,
And give us rest throughout this night.
O strengthen, us that for your sake,
We all may serve you when we wake.

Thomas Ken (1637-1711)

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