O Saviour, bless us ere we go,

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    CGS No.: 
    88

    Verse 1
    O Saviour, bless us ere we go,
    Thy word into our minds instil,
    And made our lukewarm hearts to glow
    With lowly love and fervent will.

    Chorus
    Through life's long day and death's dark night,
    O gentle Jesu, be our light.

    Verse 2
    The day is gone, its hours have run;
    And Thou hast taken count of all,
    The scanty triumphs grace hath won,
    The broken vow, the frequent fall.

    Chorus
    Through life's long day and death's dark night,
    O gentle Jesu, be our light.

    Verse 3
    Forgive us, Lord; yea, give us joy,
    Sweet fear, and sober liberty,
    And loving hearts without alloy
    That only long to be like Thee.

    Chorus
    Through life's long day and death's dark night,
    O gentle Jesu, be our light.

    Verse 4
    Labour is sweet, for Thou hast toil'd,
    And care is light, for Thou hast cared:
    Let not our works with self be soil'd
    Nor in unsimple ways ensnared.

    Chorus
    Through life's long day and death's dark night,
    O gentle Jesu, be our light.

    Verse 5
    For all we love, the poor, the sad,
    The sinful, unto Thee we call;
    Oh let Thy mercy make us glad;
    Thou art our Saviour, and our all.

    Chorus
    Through life's long day and death's dark night,
    O gentle Jesu, be our light.

    Verse 6
    O Saviour, bless us; night is come;
    Thy holy Presence with us be,
    Good angles watch about our home,
    And we are one day nearer Thee.

    Chorus
    Through life's long day and death's dark night,
    O gentle Jesus, be our light.