9898. Dread Sovereign! Let My Evening Song

1 Dread Sovereign! let my evening song
Like holy incense rise;
Assist the offerings of my tongue
To reach the lofty skies.

2 Through all the dangers of the day
Thy hand was still my guard,
And still to drive my wants away
Thy mercy stood prepared.

3 Perpetual blessings from above
Encompass me around,
But O how few returns of love
Hath my Creator found!

4 What have I done for Him that died
To save my wretched soul?
How are my follies multiplied,
Fast as my minutes roll!

5 Lord, with this guilty heart of mine
To Thy dear cross I flee;
And to Thy grace my soul resign,
To be renewed by Thee.

6 Sprinkled afresh by pardoning blood,
I lay me down to rest,
As in th’embraces of my God,
Or on my Savior’s breast.

Text Information
First Line: Dread Sovereign! let my evening song
Title: Dread Sovereign! Let My Evening Song
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-09, Book V
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: EVAN
Composer: William Havergal (1847)
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1850)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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