My God, accept my early vows,
Like morning incense in thine house;
And let my nightly worship rise
Sweet as the evening sacrifice.
Watch o'er my lips, and guard them, Lord,
From every rash and heedless word;
Nor let my feet incline to tread
The guilty path where sinners lead.
O may the righteous, when I stray,
Smite, and reprove my wand'ring way!
Their gentle words, like ointment shed,
Shall never bruise, but cheer my head.
When I behold them pressed with grief,
I'll cry to heav'n for their relief;
And by my warm petitions prove
How much I prize their faithful love.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4408||My God, Accept My Early Vows||My God, accept my early vows||DARLEY||Isaac Watts||88.888||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|
|The Harmonia Sacra: a compilation of genuine church music : comprising a great variety of metres, harmonized for four voices : together with a copious explication of the principles ...(25th ed.) #74A||My God, accept my early vows||My God, accept my early vows||MORNING PSALM||1993|
|The Shenandoah Harmony: A collection of shape-note tunes, ancient and modern, for singing groups large or small #7B||Winchester||My God, accept my early vows||WINCHESTER||Isaac Watts||L.M.||2012|