5362. O Teach Thou Us to Count Our Days

1. O teach Thou us to count our days
And set our hearts on wisdom’s ways;
Turn, Lord, to us in our distress,
In pity now Thy servants bless;
Let mercy’s dawn dispel our night,
And all our day with joy be bright,
And all our day with joy be bright.

2. O send the day of joy and light,
For long has been our sorrow’s night;
Afflicted through the weary years,
We wait until Thy help appears;
With us and with our sons abide,
In us let God be glorified,
In us let God be glorified.

3. So let there be on us bestowed
The beauty of the Lord our God;
The work accomplished by our hand
Establish Thou, and make it stand;
Yea, let our hopeful labor be
Established evermore by Thee,
Established evermore by Thee.

Text Information
First Line: O teach Thou us to count our days
Title: O Teach Thou Us to Count Our Days
Meter: 88.88.88.8
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 246
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: SOLID ROCK, William B. Bradbury, 1863
Tune Information
Name: SANDS
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1901)
Meter: 88.88.88.8
Incipit: 51232 17151 35321
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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