1 Saviour, breath an evening blessing,
Ere repose our spirits seal;
Sin and want we come confessing:
Thou can'st save, and thou canst heal.
2 Though destruction walk around us,
Though the arrow past us fly,
Angel guards from thee surround;
We are safe if thou art nigh.
3 Though the night be dark and dreary,
Darkness cannot hide from thee;
Thou art he who, never weary,
Watchest where thy people be.
4 Should swift death this night o'ertake us,
And our couch become our tomb,
May the morn in heav'n awake us,
Clad in light and deathless bloom.
|First Line:||Savior, breathe an evening blessing|
|Title:||Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing|
|Author:||James Edmeston (1820)|
|Topic:||The Church: Evening; Cast Out Fear; Life: Brevity of2 more...|
|Composer:||George C. Stebbins (1878)|