Hear my prayer, O Lord.@Psalm 102:2
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Henry L. Jenner (1820-1898)
© National Portrait Gallery

E. C. W., in Garrett Horder’s Book of Praise for Children, 1875. According to Julian, the author was a lady who published anonymously through John Hodges of Frome.

Quam Dilecta Henry L. Jenner, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

My Father, hear my prayer
Before I go to rest;
It is Thy trustful child
That cometh to be blest.

Forgive me all my sin,
And let me sleep this night
In safety and in peace
Until the morning light.

Lord, help me every day
To love Thee more and more,
And try to do Thy will
Much better than before.

Now look upon me, Lord,
Ere I lie down to rest;
It is Thy trustful child
That cometh to be blest.