Compline: the night prayer of the church, especially of those in monastic vows, usually said around eight in the evening.

A Hymn at Compline

True Compassion, ceaseless Love,

Deep within and far above,

Shield us through the hours of rest;

Keep us safe till dawn, and blest.


Mercy certain, purest peace,

Bid our troublous worries cease:

Finished is another day:

Put our nagging faults away.


Hasten, heal the hurting soul:

Find us broken, make us whole.

Be our solacing in pain;

May your grace our hope sustain.


Kindler of the fires of night,

Source of wonder, gladdening light,

Grant us silence, stillness, space;

Turn to us your radiant face.

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Written on 2021-12-14 at 09:32

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Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
I was looking for amen
At the end of this
Lovely prayer
Merry Christmas

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Very nice.