1 LORD of my life! O may Thy praise
Employ my noblest powers;
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,
And fills the circling hours.
2 Preserved by Thine almighty arm,
I pass the shades of night,
Serene and safe from every harm,
And see returning light.
3 When sleep, death's semblance, o'er me spread,
And I unconscious lay;
Thy watchful care was round my bed
To guard my feeble clay.
4 O let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend:
From every trespass, every snare,
My heedless steps defend.
5 Smile on my minutes as they roll,
And guide my future days;
And let Thy goodness fill my soul
With gratitude and praise.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #27