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1 AND now another Day is gone,
2 I'll sing my Maker's Praise;
3 My Comforts ev'ry Hour make known
4 His Providence and Grace.
5 But how my Childhood runs to waste!
6 My Sins, how great their Sum!
7 LORD, give me Pardon for the past;
8 And Strength for Days to come.
9 I lay my Body down to Sleep;
10 Let Angels guard my Head,
11 And thro' the Hours of Darkness keep
12 Their Watch around my Bed.
13 With cheerful Heart I close my Eyes,
14 Since thou wilt not remove;
15 And in the Morning let me rise
16 Rejoicing in thy Love.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG XXVI. An EVENING SONG.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: song

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, p. 36. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A5 f.3516].)

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