1 Evening and morning, sunset and dawning,
wealth, peace, and gladness, comfort in sadness:
these are your works, rich in glory divine!
Times without number,
awake or in slumber,
your eye observes us, from danger preserves us,
causing your mercy upon us to shine.
2 Gracious Lord, hear me, pardon and spare me;
calm all my terrors, blot out my errors,
that justified in your sight I may stand.
Order my goings, direct all my doings;
guard me and guide me and stay close beside me;
all I commit to your fatherly hand.
3 Ills that still grieve me soon are to leave me;
though billows tower, and winds gain power,
after the storm the fair sun shows its face.
Joys e'er increasing and peace never ceasing:
these shall I treasure and share in full measure
when in your mansions you grant me a place.
4 To God in heaven all praise be given!
O God, we offer and gladly proffer
gifts from your hand; these alone you will prize:
hearts that receive you and faith to believe you;
hymns that adore you are precious before you
and to your throne like sweet incense arise.