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Blest Lord, when darkness veils the skies

Blest Lord, when darkness veils the skies

Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Blest Lord, when darkness veils the skies,
Prevent the slumber of my eyes;
Till bowed before the king of kings,
I ask myself the following things.

2 Where have I been, what have I done?
To what new follies have I run?
Have I observed each rising thought;
And done the things which God hath taught?

3 Do secret thoughts and actions prove
My love to God who reigns above?
Do my affections rise on high,
As days and nights successive fly?

4 Do I rejoice in that wise plan,
Which governs all the affairs of man?
Gives life, and health, and joy, and rest,
Or sends affliction when 'tis best?

5 And when God's holy law I hear,
Does it alarm my heart with fear?
Or does it sweetly rule within,
And make me hate and fly from sin?

6 Lord, help me see and try my heart,
And search me through in every part;
Cleanse me from sin and warm my love,
Thus fit me for the world above.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Text Information

First Line: Blest Lord, when darkness veils the skies
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #42

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a749

Select Hymns #d58

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Select Hymns #358

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCCXVIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCCXVIII

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The Jubilee Harp #749

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