403. Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing

1 Savior, breath an evening blessing,
ere repose our spirits seal;
sin and want we come confessing:
thou can'st save, and thou canst heal.

2 Though destruction walk around us,
though the arrow past us fly,
angel guards from thee surround us;
we are safe if thou art nigh.

3 Though the night be dark and dreary,
darkness cannot hide from thee;
thou art he who, never weary,
watchest where thy people be.

4 Should swift death this night o'ertake us,
and our couch become our tomb,
may the morn in heav'n awake us,
clad in light and deathless bloom.

Text Information
First Line: Savior, breathe an evening blessing
Title: Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing
Author: James Edmeston (1820)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Church: Evening; Cast Out Fear; Life: Brevity of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: George C. Stebbins (1878)
Key: B♭ Major

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