Scripture Verse

Know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for Himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto Him. Psalm 4:3

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. An ev­en­ing psalm.

Music: Eag­ley James Walch, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Walch (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Lord, Thou wilt hear me when I pray;
I am forever Thine:
I fear before Thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin.

And while I rest my weary head,
From cares and business free,
’Tis sweet conversing on my bed,
With my own heart and Thee.

I pay this evening sacrifice:
And when my work is done,
Great God, my faith and hope relies
Upon Thy grace alone.

Thus, with my thoughts composed to peace,
I’ll give mine eyes to sleep;
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep.