1 Lord, in the morning I will send
My cries to reach thine ear;
Thou art my father and my friend,
My help forever near.
2 O lead me, keep me all this day,
Near thee in perfect peace;
Help me to watch, to watch and pray,
To pray and never cease.
3 I know my roving feet will err,
Unless thou be my guide;
Warn me of every foe and snare,
And keep me near thy side.
4 Then shall I pass all dangers safe,
And tread the tempter down;
My trust, my hope, joy and relief,
Shall be in thee alone.
5 Then let my moments smoothly run
And sing my hours away;
'Till evening shades and setting suns
Conclude in endless day.
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800