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.
|First Line:||Lord of my life! O may thy praise|
|Title:||Praise to God in the Morning|
|Topic:||Special Occasions: Morning and Evening|