words and music by Greg Scheer
text based on Psalm 4
copyright February 4, 2017
1. God, you hear my prayer in the dark.
Only you can judge human hearts.
Lord, set me free from these chains;
Let me see just how gracious you are.
How long must I be bent in shame—
Shackled by dishonor’s dead weight?
Lord, when I call, you will hear,
For you know all I have is my faith.
When I lie down to sleep
I shall rest in peace,
For Lord, I rest in you.
I know the peace of God
Which transcends this world,
This peace will rest in me.
2. All the anxious thoughts of my mind;
All of my unrest and disquiet:
When I have nothing but trust,
Lord, I offer it up, sacrificed.
Even in the dark hours of night,
May your countenance once more shine.
Oh let your joy ever be
This poor heart’s richest feast: bread and wine.
When I lie down to sleep…