This Night, O Lord, We Bless Thee

Text:  James D. Burns  1856
Music:  Samuel J. Wesley  1864
Tune:  Aurelia
OHT Incipit:  33343 32116 54345

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.

On Thee our whole reliance
From day to day we cast,
To Thee, with firm afiance,
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.

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.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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