|Text:||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.
|First Line:||Dread Sovereign! let my evening song|
|Title:||Dread Sovereign! Let My Evening Song|
|Source:||Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-09, Book V|
|Composer:||William Havergal (1847)|
|Arranger:||Lowell Mason (1850)|
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