940. C. M. Mrs. Steele. The Same.
1 Lord of my life! O may thy praise
Employ my noblest powers,
Whose goodness lengthens out my days.
And fills the circling hours!
2 Preserved by thy almighty arm,
I passed the shades of night,
Serene and safe from every harm,
And see returning light.
3 While many spend the night in sighs
And restless pains and woes,
In gentle sleep I close my eyes
And undisturbed repose.
4 When sleep death's semblance o'er me spread,
And I unconscious lay,
Thy watchful care was round my bed,
To guard my feeble clay.
5 O let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend;
From every danger, every snare,
My heedless steps defend.