1 On the dewy breath of even
Thousand odors mingling rise,
Borne like incense up to heaven, --
Nature's evening sacrifice.
2 With her fragrant offerings blending,
Let our glad thanksgivings be
To Thy throne, O Lord, ascending, --
Incense of our hearts to Thee.
3 Thou, whose favors without number
All our days with gladness bless,
Let Thine eye, that knows no slumber,
Guard our hours of helplessness.
4 Then, though conscious we are sleeping
In the outer courts of death,
Safe beneath a Father's keeping,
Calm we rest in perfect faith.