May my prayer be counted as incense before You, the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.@Psalm 141:2

Paraphrase of Psalm 141; author unknown.

Compton (Greatorex) in A Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Chants, Anthems, and Sentences, by Henry W. Greatorex (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1851), page 2 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lord, in Thy sight, O let my prayer
Like morning incense rise;
My lifted hands accepted be
An evening sacrifice.

From hasty language curb my tongue,
And let a constant guard
Still keep the portal of my lips
With wary silence barred.

From wicked men’s designs and deeds
My heart and hands restrain;
Nor let me share their evil works,
Or their unrighteous gain.

Let upright men reprove my faults,
And I shall think them kind;
Like healing oil upon my head
I their reproof shall find.