1 Now from the altar of my heart
let incense flames arise;
assist me, Lord, to offer up
my evening sacrifice.
2 Awake, my love; awake, my joy;
awake, my heart and tongue!
Sleep not: when mercies loudly call,
break forth into a song.
3 This day my God was sun and shield,
my keeper and my guide.
His care was on my frailty shown,
his mercies multiplied.
4 New time, new favour, and new joys
do a new song require;
till I shall praise thee as I would,
accept my heart's desire.
|First Line:||Now from the altar of my heart|
|Title:||Now from the Altar of My Heart|
|Author:||John Mason (1645?-1694)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 20; Psalm 141; Hebrews 13:1-16|
|Composer (attributed to):||Charles Collignon (1725-1785)|