"I myself will awake right early."

1 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;

Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the Angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the Eternal King.

3 All praise to Thee, Who safe hast kept,
And hast refreshed me whilst I slept;
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless light partake.

4 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew,
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill.

5 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say;

That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

Praise God from Whom, &c. (Doxology v.)

2 "Unto you that fear my Name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise."

1 CHRIST, Whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,

Triumph o'er the shades of night :
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day's return

Till Thy mercy's beams I see-
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes and warm my heart.

3 Visit then this soul of mine,

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief,
Fill me, Radiancy divine!

Scatter all my unbelief:

More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day. Amen.

3 "When I awake, I am still with Thee.”

1 THROUGH all the dangers of the night,
Preserved, O Lord, by Thee,

Again we hail the cheerful light,
Again we bow the knee.

2 O guide us, Lord, throughout the day,
Preserve us by Thine arm;

For they are safe, and only they,
Whom Thou preserv'st from harm.

3 Let all our words and all our ways
Declare that we are Thine,

That so the light of truth and grace
Before the world may shine.

4 Let us ne'er turn away from Thee;
O Saviour, hold us fast,
Till with unclouded eyes we see
Thy glorious face at last.


4 "His compassions fail not; they are new every morning."

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1 NEW every morning is the love
Our wakening and uprising prove;

Through sleep and darkness safely brought,
Restored to life and power and thought.

2 New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray;
New perils past, new sins forgiven,
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.

3 If, on our daily course, our mind
Be set to hallow all we find,

New treasures still, of countless price,
God will provide for sacrifice.

4 Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be,
As more of heaven in each we see;
Some softening gleam of love and prayer
Shall dawn on every cross and care.

5 The trivial round, the common task,
Will furnish all we ought to ask;
Room to deny ourselves-a road
To bring us daily nearer God.


6 Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love, Fit us for perfect rest above;

And help us, this and every day,

To live more nearly as we pray. Amen.

"He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

1 O JESU, Lord of heavenly grace, Thou brightness of the Father's face, Thou fountain of eternal light,

Whose beams disperse the shades of night;

2 Come, Holy Sun of heavenly love,
Pour down Thy radiance from above,
And to our inward hearts convey
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.

3 May He our actions deign to bless,
And loose the bands of wickedness;
From sudden falls our feet defend,
And guide us safely to the end.

4 May faith, deep rooted in the soul,
Subdue our flesh, our minds control:
May guile depart, and discord cease,
And all within be joy and peace.

5 O hallow'd thus be every day;
Let meekness be our morning ray,
And faithful love our noon-day light,
And hope our sunset calm and bright.

6 O Christ, with each returning morn
Thine image to our heart is borne;
O may we ever clearly see

Our Saviour and our God in Thee. Amel

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