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.

Amen.

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
Name: EVENING PRAYER
Composer: George C. Stebbins, 1846-1945
Key: B♭ Major



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