Thursday, May 29, 2008

Prayer in the Night


He lay with quiet heart in the stern asleep:
Waking, commanded both the winds and sea.
Christ, though this weary body slumber deep,
Grant that my heart may keep its watch with Thee.
O Lamb of God that carried all our sin
Guard Thou my sleep against the enemy

-Alcuin (trans. Helen Waddell)

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