62. O Saviour! bless us ere we go

1 O Saviour! bless us ere we go,
Thy Word into our minds instill;
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow
With lowly love and fervent will.

2 The day is done, its hours have run,
And Thou hast taken count of all;
The scanty triumphs grace hath won,
The broken vow, the frequent fall.

3 Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways
True absolution and release;
And bless us more than in past days
With purity and inward peace.

4 Do more than pardon: give us joy,
Sweet fear and sober liberty,
And loving hearts without alloy,
That only long to be like Thee.

5 Labor is sweet, for Thou hast toiled;
And care is light, for Thou hast cared:
Ah, never let our works be soiled
With self, or by deceit insnared.

6 For all we love, the poor, the sad,
The sinful, unto Thee we call:
O let Thy mercy make us glad!
Thou art our Jesus and our All.

Text Information
First Line: O Saviour! bless us ere we go
Author: Frederic W. Faber (1852, a.)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Close of Worship; After Evening Service
Notes: Alternate tune #324 or #391
Tune Information
Name: ST. GALL
Meter: L. M.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: From index: Ad. from "Cant. S. Galli." W. H. Monk



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