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Morning 1

L.M, TEW 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 Seek we no more; content with these,

Let present rapture, comfort, ease,
As heaven shall bid them, come and go:-
The secret this of rest below.

7 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.

John Keble, 1822


L.M. A

WAKE, my soul, and with the sun Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise To pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Redeem thy misspent moments past;

And live this day as if thy last:
Improve thy talent with due care;
For the great Day thyself prepare.

3 Let all thy converse be sincere,

Thy conscience as the noonday clear;
Think how all-seeing God thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys.

4 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.

PART II 5 All praise to thee, who safe hast kept

And hast refreshed me while I slept; Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, I may of endless light partake.

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