Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Compline

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweBefore the ending of the light,
Creator of the world, to Thee
We pray, that for Thy mercy’s sake,
Thou wouldst our shield and safeguard be.

Let dreams and phantoms of the night,
Depart far off; do Thou restrain
Our hellish enemy, that so
Our bodies undefiled remain.

Our prayer, most loving Father, grant,
And Thou, Coequal, Only Son,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Reigning while endless ages run. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England