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Lord, let our evening prayer ascend

Lord, let our evening prayer ascend

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Lord, let our evening prayer ascend,
Thy servants by Thy grace defend,
Save, guard, and keep us to the end;
Have mercy, Lord.

When in the night our eyelids close,
Lord, may our souls in Thee repose,
Safe from the danger of their foes;
Grant this, O Lord.

Thy angel, peace, with us abide,
Nor ever leave Thy servants' side,
Our souls to guard, our steps to guide.
Grant this, O Lord.

Lord, let the sins--our souls' distress,
Which we in penitence confess--
Be pardoned in Thy faithfulness.

Our souls in Thee, O Lord, are blest;
Send what Thou knowest to be best;
We would not crave Thee for the rest.

Our time remaining, Lord, control;
Our sin, like clouds, far from us roll,
And give Thy peace within our soul.

And when we leave the world behind,
May we, unshamed and fearless, find
The Christ, our Judge, surpassing kind.
Grant this, O Lord.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, let our evening prayer ascend
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: Litany of the Deacon
Language: English