07 April 2010

Ah, Compline!

It was like welcoming back a dear friend tonight.

From all the terrors of the night,
From evil dreams defend our sight,
Drive far away our wicked foe,
That stain of sin we may not know.

LSB 889:2


Kayla Kutz said...

Ah Pr. Weedon, Compline is wonderful! I'm a student at Valparaiso University, and just last month we started getting a few students together to pray this service weekly. Such a comfort at the close of the day.

Be present, merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of life may find our rest in You; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

William Weedon said...


What a joy to hear that! Yes, it is a treasure indeed. The ultimate "now I lay me down to sleep" prayer of the Church. Pax!