145. Saviour, Breathe an Evening Blessing

1 Saviour, breath an evening blessing,
Ere repose our spirits seal;
Sin and want we come confessing:
Thou can'st save, and Thou canst heal.

2 Though destruction walk around us,
Though the arrow past us fly;
Angel-guards from Thee surround us;
We are safe if Thou art nigh.

3 Though the night be dark and dreary,
Darkness cannot hide from Thee;
Thou art He who, never weary,
Watchest where Thy people be.

4 Should swift death this night o'ertake us,
And our couch become our tomb,
May the morn in heaven awake us,
Clad in light and deathless bloom.


Text Information
First Line: Saviour, breathe an evening blessing
Title: Saviour, Breathe an Evening Blessing
Author: James Edmeston, 1791-1867
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Worship and Praise: Evening Hymns
Tune Information
Composer: George C. Stebbins, 1846-1945
Key: B♭ Major

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