The Darkness Now Is Over

The darkness now is over,
And all the world is bright;
Praise be to Christ, who keepeth
His children safe at night!

We cannot tell what gladness
May be our lot today,
What sorrow or temptation
May meet us on our way.

But this we know most surely,
That, through all good or ill,
God’s grace can always help us
To do His holy will.

Then, Jesus, let the angels,
Who watched us through the night,
Be all day long beside us
To guide our steps aright.

And help us to remember
In thought and deed and word
That we are heirs of Heaven
And children of the Lord.

Then, when the evening cometh,
We’ll kneel again to pray,
And thank Thee for the blessings
Bestowed throughout the day.