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 Ξ© Chelsea.

Wessex Edward J. Hopkins, 1869 (πŸ”Š 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) (πŸ”Š 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)