Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining;
Father in heaven, the day is declining;
Safety and innocence flee with the light,
Temptation and danger walk forth with the night.
From the fall of the shade till the morning bells chime, Shield us from danger, keep us from crime.
Ref. -- Father, have mercy,
Father, have mercy,
Father, have mercy, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 Father in heaven, O hear when we call;
Hear, for Christ's sake, who is Savior of all.
Feeble and fainting, we trust in thy might;
In doubting and darkness thy love be our light;
Let us sleep on thy breast while the night taper burns, Wake in thine arms when morning returns.