Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.@Psalm 141:2
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David 1719.

Darley The Presbyterian Hymnal (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1874), page 16 (🔊 pdf nwc) (repeats last line of each verse).

My God, accept my early vows,
Like morning incense in Thine house;
And let my nightly worship rise
Sweet as the evening sacrifice.

Watch o’er my lips, and guard them, Lord,
From every rash and heedless word;
Nor let my feet incline to tread
The guilty path where sinners lead.

O may the righteous, when I stray,
Smite, and reprove my wandering way!
Their gentle words, like ointment shed,
Shall never bruise, but cheer my head.

When I behold them pressed with grief,
I’ll cry to Heav’n for their relief;
And by my warm petitions prove
How much I prize their faithful love.