6837. This Night, O Lord, We Bless Thee

1. This night, O Lord, we bless Thee
For Thy protecting care,
And, ere we rest, address Thee
In lowly, fervent prayer:
From evil and temptation
Defend us through the night,
And round our habitation
Be Thou a wall of light.

2. On Thee our whole reliance
From day to day we cast,
To Thee, with firm affiance,
Would cleave from first to last;
To Thee, through Jesus’ merit,
For needful grace we come,
And trust that Thy good Spirit
Will guide us safely home.

3. What may be on the morrow
Our foresight cannot see;
But be it joy or sorrow,
We know it comes from Thee.
And nothing cane take from us,
Where’er our steps may move,
The staff of Thy sure promise,
The shield of Thy true love.

Text Information
First Line: This night, O Lord, we bless Thee
Title: This Night, O Lord, We Bless Thee
Author: James D. Burns (1856)
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley (1864)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 33343 32116 54345
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by C. Kem­ble, 1864
Copyright: Public Domain



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