400. Lord of my life! O may thy praise

1 Lord of my life! O may thy praise
Employ my noblest pow'rs,
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,
And fills the circling hours!

2 Preserv'd by thy almighty arm,
I pass the shades of night,
Serene and safe from ev'ry harm,
And see returning light.

3 While many spent the night in sighs,
And restless pains and woes,
In gentle sleep I clos'd my eyes
And undisturb'd repose.

4 When sleep, death's semblance, o'er me spread,
And I unconscious lay;
Thy watchful care was round my bed,
To guard my feeble clay.

5 O let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend;
From ev'ry trespass, ev'ry snare,
My heedless steps defend.

6 Smile on my minutes as they roll,
And guide my future days;
And let thy goodness fill my soul
With gratitude and praise.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of my life! O may thy praise
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1827
Topic: Particular Occasions and Circumstances: Morning
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