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22. Now from the Altar of My Heart

1 Now from the altar of my heart
let incense flames arise;
assist me, Lord, to offer up
my evening sacrifice.

2 Awake, my love; awake, my joy;
awake, my heart and tongue!
Sleep not: when mercies loudly call,
break forth into a song.

3 This day my God was sun and shield,
my keeper and my guide.
His care was on my frailty shown,
his mercies multiplied.

4 New time, new favour, and new joys
do a new song require;
till I shall praise thee as I would,
accept my heart's desire.

Text Information
First Line: Now from the altar of my heart
Title: Now from the Altar of My Heart
Author: John Mason (1645?-1694)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Evening
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Charles Collignon (1725-1785)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major

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