Now From The Altar Of My Heart

Now from the altar of my heart
let incense flames arise;
assist me, Lord, to offer up
my evening sacrifice.

Awake, my love; awake, my joy;
awake, my heart and tongue!
Sleep not: when mercies loudly call,
break forth into a song.

This day my God was sun and shield,
my keeper and my guide.
His care was on my frailty shown,
his mercies multiplied.

New time, new favour, and new joys
do a new song require;
till I shall praise thee as I would,
accept my heart’s desire.