Evening Prayer Lyrics, Story, and Video

Evening Prayer Lyrics

1 If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own willful way,
Dear Lord, forgive!

2 If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I offend some other through the strain,
Dear Lord, forgive!

3 If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
If I have longed for shelter in the fold,
When thou hast given me some fort to hold,
Dear Lord, forgive!

4 Forgive the sins I have confessed to thee;
Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
O guide me, love me, and my keeper be.

Evening Prayer Hymn Story

“Evening Prayer” is a hymn written by C Maud Battersby.

For the creation of the tune to this hymn, I read the following from George Stebbins book:

“In this connection it may be of interest to relate the origin of the music of “Evening Prayer.”

During the first part of my term in charge of the music in Tremont Temple, Boston, it occurred to me to write music to a verse suitable for a response after prayer—it being the custom to sing such at the morning service—and the music, since known by the title mentioned above, was written.

Two years afterward, while these meetings in Providence were in progress, I was reminded of that music, and the thought came to me that if I could find a hymn suited to it, it might be worth publishing.

With this in mind I began looking through such church hymn books as came to my hand, and “Savior, breathe an evening blessing” caught my eye, and finally was chosen.

I arranged to have a male choir of 200 voices sing the music as set to the beautiful hymn, and to my gratification found they were admirably suited to each other.

Since then, the hymn has been used in many gospel hymn books and church hymnals, both here and abroad. It has been used, also, in St. Paul’s Cathedral, in London.

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