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6 Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
Scatter my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with thyself my spirit fill.

7 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.

8 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, angelic host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Thomas Ken, 1695, rev. 1709

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YOME, my soul, thou must be waking.
Now is breaking

O'er the earth another day:
Come, to him who made this splendour
See thou render

All thy feeble strength can pay.

2 Gladly hail the sun returning,
Ready burning

Be the incense of thy powers;
For the night is safely ended,
God hath tended

With his care thy helpless hours.

3 Pray that he may prosper ever
Each endeavour,

When thine aim is good and true;
And that he may ever thwart thee,
And convert thee,

When thou evil wouldst pursue.

4 Think that he thy ways beholdeth; He unfoldeth

Every fault that lurks within; He the hidden shame glossed over Can discover,

And discern each deed of sin.

5 Mayest thou on life's last morrow, Free from sorrow,

Pass away in slumber sweet;

And, released from death's dark sadness,
Rise in gladness

That far brighter Sun to greet.

6 Only God's free gifts abuse not,
Light refuse not,

But his Spirit's voice obey;
Thou with him shalt dwell, beholding
Light enfolding

All things in unclouded day.

F. R. L. Canitz, 1654-1699; Tr. Henry J. Buckoll, 1838

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HRIST, 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.

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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.

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Charles Wesley, 1740

That he, the uncreated Light,
May guide us as we go.

C.M.

TOW that the sun is gleaming bright,

2 No sinful word, nor deed of wrong,
Nor thoughts that idly rove,
But simple truth be on our tongue,
And in our hearts be love.

3 And while the hours in order flow, O Christ, securely fence

Our gates, beleaguered by the foe,
The gate of every sense.

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4 And grant that to thine honour, Lord,
Our daily toil may tend;

That we begin it at thy word,
And in thy favour end.

Amen.

Latin; Tr. John Henry Newman, 1836-1838

MY

"Y Father, for another night
Of quiet sleep and rest,
For all the joy of morning light,
Thy holy Name be blest.

C.M.

2 Now with the newborn day I give
Myself anew to thee,

That as thou willest I may live,
And what thou willest be.

3 Whate'er I do, things great or small.
Whate'er I speak or frame,

Thy glory may I seek in all,
Do all in Jesus' Name.

4 My Father, for his sake, I pray
Thy child accept and bless;
And lead me by thy grace to-day
In paths of righteousness. Amen.

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Henry W. Baker, 1875

L.M.

ORTH in thy Name, O Lord, I go
My daily labour to pursue;
Thee, only thee, resolved to know,
In all I think, or speak, or do.

2 The task thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfill;

In all my works thy presence find,
And prove thy good and perfect will.

3 Thee may I set at my right hand,

Whose eyes my inmost substance see: And labour on at thy command,

And offer all my works to thee.

4 Give me to bear thy easy yoke,

And every moment watch and pray; And still to things eternal look,

And hasten to thy glorious Day.

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5 Fain would I still for thee employ

Whate'er thy bounteous grace hath given, Would run my course with even joy, And closely walk with thee to heaven. Amen.

Charles Wesley, 1749

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OME, Holy Ghost, who ever One Art with the Father and the Son; Come, Holy Ghost, our souls possess With thy full flood of holiness.

2 In will and deed, by heart and tongue,
With all our powers, thy praise be sung;
And love light up our mortal frame,
Till others catch the living flame.

3 Almighty Father, hear our cry

Through Jesus Christ our Lord most high,
Who with the Holy Ghost and thee
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

Latin; St. Ambrose, 340–397; Tr. John Henry Newman, 1836

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205 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

Noon

L.M.

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OLEST are the moments, doubly blest, That drawn from this one hour of rest, Are with a ready heart bestowed Upon the service of our God!

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