Omnipresent God Whose Aid


Omnipresent God, whose aid
No one ever asked in vain,
Be this night about my bed,
Every evil thought restrain:

Lay Thy hand upon my soul,
God of my unguarded hours!
All my enemies control,
Hell, and earth, and nature’s powers.

Loose me from the chains of sense,
Set me from the body free:
Draw with stronger influence
My unfettered soul to Thee.

In me, Lord, Thyself reveal,
Fill me with a sweet surprise;
Let me Thee, when waking, feel,
Let me in Thine image rise.