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6 Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
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.
O'er the earth another day:
All thy feeble strength can pay.
2 Gladly hail the sun returning,
Be the incense of thy powers;
With his care thy helpless hours.
3 Pray that he may prosper ever
When thine aim is good and true;
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,
That far brighter Sun to greet.
6 Only God's free gifts abuse not,
But his Spirit's voice obey;
All things in unclouded day.
F. R. L. Canitz, 1654-1699; Tr. Henry J. Buckoll, 1838
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
3 Visit then this soul of mine!
Charles Wesley, 1740
That he, the uncreated Light,
TOW that the sun is gleaming bright,
2 No sinful word, nor deed of wrong,
3 And while the hours in order flow, O Christ, securely fence
Our gates, beleaguered by the foe,
4 And grant that to thine honour, Lord,
That we begin it at thy word,
Latin; Tr. John Henry Newman, 1836-1838
"Y Father, for another night
2 Now with the newborn day I give
That as thou willest I may live,
3 Whate'er I do, things great or small.
Thy glory may I seek in all,
4 My Father, for his sake, I pray
Henry W. Baker, 1875
ORTH in thy Name, O Lord, I go
2 The task thy wisdom hath assigned,
In all my works thy presence find,
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.
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,
3 Almighty Father, hear our cry
Through Jesus Christ our Lord most high,
Latin; St. Ambrose, 340–397; Tr. John Henry Newman, 1836
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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!