Thee, in the watches of the night,
My spirit would adore,
O God! in darkness, as in light,
Defend me evermore.
Yet not in Providence alone,
In grace, Thyself impart;
Erect Thy temple, fix Thy throne,
Rule Thou within my heart.
The morn and evening sacrifice,
The noon and midnight prayer,
I know that Thou wilt not despise,
When meekly offer'd there.
Though heaven and earth Thy presence fill.
Thou surely art, O Lord,
With Him who loves and does Thy will,
Who hears and keeps Thy word.
Henceforth be this the aim and end
Of all my life below,--
Till to the tomb my dust descend,
To Thee my spirit go.
Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #213
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #169||Thee, in the watches of the night||Thee, in the watches of the night||Montgomery||1859|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #213||Thee, in the watches of the night||Thee, in the watches of the night||James Montgomery||188.8.131.52||1854|