Scripture Verse

He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.@Psalm 91:11

Words: Jane Tay­lor, Hymns for In­fant Minds 1809.

Music: St. Le­on­ard (Smart) Hen­ry T. Smart, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry T. Smart

Lord, I would own Thy tender care,
And all Thy love to me;
The food I eat, the clothes I wear,
Are all bestowed by Thee.

’Tis Thou preservest me from death
And dangers every hour;
I cannot draw another breath
Unless Thou give me power.

Kind angels guard me every night,
As round my bed they stay:
Nor am I absent from Thy sight
In darkness or by day.

My health, and friends, and parents dear,
To me by God are giv’n;
I have not any blessing here
But what is sent from Heav’n.

Such goodness, Lord, and constant care,
I never can repay;
But may it be my daily prayer,
To love Thee and obey.