[from] Hymns for Infant Minds
Phialdelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1832
AN EVENING HYMN FOR A LITTLE FAMILY.
Now condescend, Almighty King,
To bless this little throng;
And kindly listen while we sing
Our pleasant evening song.
We come to own the Power divine
That watches o'er our days:
For this our feeble voices join
In hymns of cheerful praise.
Before the sacred footstool see
We bend in humble prayer,
A happy little family
To ask thy tender care.
May we in safety sleep to-night,
From every danger free;
Because the darkness and the light
Are both alike to thee.
And when the rising sun displays
His cheerful beams abroad,
Then shall our morning hymn of praise
Declare thy goodness, Lord.
Brothers and sisters, hand in hand,
Our lips together move;
Then smile upon this little band,
And join our hearts in love.