Evening Prayer

Lyrics

(from the opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, 1892)

When I lay me down to sleep,
Angels guard o’er me doth keep.
Two on watch are staying,
Two are softly praying.
Two to guard my right hand,
Two to guard my left stand.
Two to slumber take me.
Two from slumber wake me.
Two who watchful tarry,
My soul to God to carry.

See also

  • Subjects: choral music / Christian / evening
  • Meter: 4
  • Source: The Child’s Own Music Book, The Largest Collection of Mothers’ and Children’s Songs, Musical Games and Piano Music Ever Published, Covering Completely All Phases of Child Life, 1918
  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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