The Lord is the strength of my life.@Psalm 27:1
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Edward J. Hopkins (1818-1901)

Anonymous. Appeared in Church of England Magazine, February 1838, signed Ω Chelsea.

Wessex Edward J. Hopkins, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lord of my life! Whose tender care
Hath led me on till now,
Here lowly at the hour of prayer
Before Thy throne I bow;
I bless Thy gracious hand, and pray
Forgiveness for another day.

Oh, may I daily, hourly, strive
In heavenly grace to grow;
To Thee and to Thy glory live,
Dead to all else below;
Tread in the path my Savior trod,
Though thorny, yet the path to God.

With prayer my humble praise I bring
For mercies day by day;
Lord! teach my heart Thy love to sing,
Lord! teach me how to pray;
All that I have, I am, to Thee
I offer, through eternity.

An alternate version, for use with the tune Finland, by Fredrik Pacius (1809-1891) (🔊 pdf nwc):

Lord of my life! Whose tender care
Hath led me on till now,
Here lowly at the hour of evening prayer
Before Thy radiant throne I humbly bow;
I bless Thy gracious hand, and pray
Forgiveness for this day.

Oh, may I daily, hourly, strive
In heav’nly grace to grow;
To Thee and to Thy glory ever live,
Dead to all other earthly things below;
Tread in the path my Savior trod,
Though thorny, yet to God.

With prayers my humble praise I bring
For mercies day by day;
Lord! teach my willing heart Thy love to sing,
Lord! teach me now and ever how to pray;
All that I have, I give to Thee
Through all eternity.

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Fredrik Pacius (1809-1891)