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1 I myself will awake early.-Ps. cviii. 2.
[L.M. 1 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Each present day thy last esteem;
For the great day thyself prepare.
Let thy own light to others shine;
In ardent love and cheerful praise.
And with the angels bear thy part,
High praise to the eternal King.
May your devotion me inspire,
Like you may on my God attend.
And hast refresh'd me while I slept;
I may of endless light partake. 7 Lord, I my vows to thee renew,
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
Direct, control, suggest this day
2 I am the light of the world.—John viii. 12. [L.M. 1 O JESU, Lord of heavenly grace,
Thou brightness of thy Father's facé,
Whose beams disperse the shades of night: 2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love,
Shower down thy radiance from above :
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.
Subdue our flesh, our minds control;
And all within be joy and peace.
Let meekness be our morning ray;
And hope our sunset, calm and bright. 5 O Christ, with each returning morn,
Thine image to our hearts is borne;
may we ever clearly see
3 His compassions fail not : they are new every [L.M.
morning.–Lam. iii. 22.
Our wakening and uprising prove;
Restored to life and power and thought. 2 New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray ;
3 If on our daily course our mind
Be set to hallow all we find,
God will provide for sacrifice.
As more of heaven in each we see;
Shall dawn on every cross and care. 5 The trivial round, the common task
Will furnish all we ought to ask:
To bring us daily nearer God. 6 Only, O Lord, in thy dear love
Fit us for perfect rest above,
To live more nearly as we pray." 4
When I awake, I am still with thee. [L.M.
Ps. cxxxix. 18.
Thy gifts are every evening new;
Gently distil, like early dew.
Great Guardian of my sleeping hours :
And quickens all my slumbering powers. 3 I yield my powers to thy command,
To thee I consecrate my days:
Demand perpetual songs of praise.b 5 The preparations of the heart in man are from [C.M.
the Lord.-Proy. xvi. 1.
With reverence and with fear;
We may, we must draw near.
2 We perish, if we cease from prayer :
Ogrant us power to pray;
Lord, meet us by the way. 6 Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of [Six 7s.
righteousness arise.-Mal. iy. 2.
Christ the true, the only light,
Triumph o'er the shades of night:
Day-star, in my heart appear. .
Unaccompanied by thee;
Till thy mercy's beams I see;
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Scatter all my unbelief;
Shining to the perfect day.k 7 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord. [7s. 3.
Ps. v. 3.
Brightest beam of love divine,
Do thou on our darkness shine,
All our night.
Falls the soft refreshing dew,
All our weary souls renew;
3 Like the sun's reviving ray,
May thy love with tender glow
Warm and cheer us forth to go,
All the day.
Never leave us nor forsake;
Till the eternal morning break
In thy strait and narrow way;
To the land of perfect day,
Safely rest. Amen.
8 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar. (L.M.
Lev. vi. 13.
The pure celestial fire to impart,
heart. 2 There let it for thy glory burn
Unquench’d, undimm’d in darkest days,
In humble prayer and fervent praise. 3 Jesu, confirm my heart's desire
To work, and speak, and think for thee;
And still stir up thy gift in me: 4 Ready for all thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat ;
And make the sacrifice complete.