Oh solemn Darkness, Oh herald of night!
Come to my chamber and put me at ease-
Release my tired mind to dreams' delight
And allow my soul with God to appease.

The day has been so very long; from dawn
til dusk I slaved, and paid my earthly dues.
This game of chess has made me just a pawn
Sacrificed for those stronger to abuse.

Come to me thick darkness- end the day's light.
Smother me in silence I've never known
And place me at the altar of my plight
Before the Judge in his heavenly throne.

I call on darkness to show me the way
Take me now to the light of God, I pray!