1 Lord of my life, 0 may thy praise
Employ my noblest powers,
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,
And fills the circling hours.
2 Preservâd by thy almighty arm,
I passâd the shades of night,
Serene, and safe from every harm,
And see returning light.
3 While many spent the night in sighs,
And restless pains, and woes ;
In gentle sleep I closâd my eyes,
And undisturbâd repose.
4 When sleep, deathâs semblance, oâer me spread,
And I unconscious lay,
Thy watchful care was round my bed,
To guard my feeble clay.
5 0 let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend;
From every danger, every snare,
My heedless steps defend.
6 Smile on my minutes as they roll,
And guide my future days;
And let thy goodness fill my soul
With gratitude and praise.
Anne Steele, Hymns, Psalms and Poems