1 O Saviour! bless us ere we go,
Thy Word into our minds instill;
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow
With lowly love and fervent will.
2 The day is done, its hours have run,
And Thou hast taken count of all;
The scanty triumphs grace hath won,
The broken vow, the frequent fall.
3 Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways
True absolution and release;
And bless us more than in past days
With purity and inward peace.
4 Do more than pardon: give us joy,
Sweet fear and sober liberty,
And loving hearts without alloy,
That only long to be like Thee.
5 Labor is sweet, for Thou hast toiled;
And care is light, for Thou hast cared:
Ah, never let our works be soiled
With self, or by deceit insnared.
6 For all we love, the poor, the sad,
The sinful, unto Thee we call:
O let Thy mercy make us glad!
Thou art our Jesus and our All.
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #62
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #62||O Savior! bless us ere we go||O Savior! bless us ere we go||Frederic W. Faber||1868|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #62||O Saviour! bless us ere we go||O Saviour! bless us ere we go||ST. GALL||Frederic W. Faber||L. M.||1890||Worship | Close of Worship; After Evening Service ||
|Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #999||O Saviour, bless us as we go||O Saviour, bless us as we go||1888|