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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


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


Six 7's


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.


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.


Charles Wesley, 1740

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


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.


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.


Latin; Tr. John Henry Newman, 1836-1838


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


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.


Henry W. Baker, 1875


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




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

Also the following

205 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty




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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