Lighten Our Darkness


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14. Lighten our darkness

Intro: Em B7/D# Em

A truly beautiful evening prayer from the ‘Book of Common Prayer.’ (Helps you sleep!)

C Em

Lighten our darkness, we beseech Thee O Lord,

C B7(sus*) B7 *second time only

And by thy great mercy, defend us,

Em D C B B7

From all the perils and dangers of this night,

Em D Em

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. (x2)

(extract from The Book of Common Prayer, the rights of which are vested in the crown,

reproduced by permission of the Crown’s patentee. Cambridge University Press.) Music © 1955 Sheila Hamil