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39 DAYSPRING of eternity,
Light from endless Light proceeding, Let Thy beams upon us shine
As the shadows are receding; And dispel by Thy great might
Our dark night. 2 As the soft, refreshing dew
Falls upon the drooping flower, So our fainting hearts renew
By Thy Spirit's quickening power; Ne'er Thy bounteous grace withhold
From Thy fold. 3 Let the glow of Thy pure love
All our icy coldness banish;
May our doubts and fears all vanish,
Found in Thee.
May Thy light be ne'er denied us!
Shine upon our way to guide us,
J. F. Ohl, Tr.
40 LORD God of morning and of night,
We thank Thee for Thy gift of light: As in the dawn the shadows fly,
We seem to find Thee now more nigh.
C. K. v. Rosenroth.
2 Fresh hope have wakened in the heart,
Fresh force to do our daily part; Thy thousand sleeps our strength restore,
A thousand fold to serve Thee more.
3 O Lord of lights, 'tis Thou alone Canst make our darkened hearts Thine
own; O then be with us, Lord, that we
In Thy great day may wake to Thee.
4 Praise God, our Maker and our Friend; Praise Him through time, till time shall
end; Till psalm and song His name adore Through heaven's great day of evermore.
F. T. Palgrave.
WAKE, my heart, rejoicing,
Thy Maker's praises voicing, The Giver good gifts sending; Their shield, His folk defending.
2 All night while darkness bound me
In deepest gloom around me,
3 Thou spak'st me words endearing;
Sleep now, my child, unfearing;
4 Thy word performed, now waking,
I see the bright dawn breaking,
5 An off'ring Thou desirest,
Behold what Thou requirest!
6 Nor wilt Thou now despise them,
But in Thy heart wilt prize them,
7 Approve my works when shown Thee;
Help Thou good councils only;
8 With blessings guard me waking,
My heart Thy dwelling making,
LORD, for the mercies of this night
My humble thanks I pay, And unto Thee I dedicate
The first fruits of the day.
2 Let this day praise Thee, O my God,
And so let all my days: And 0, let my eternal day Be Thy eternal praise.
HEAV'N and earth, and sea, and air
Still their Maker's praise declare;
2 See the sun his power awakes,
As through clouds his glory breaks;
3 See how God this rolling globe
Swathes with beauty as a robe;
4 Through the air Thy praises meet;
Birds are singing clear and sweet;
5 Ocean waves Thy glory tell,
At Thy touch they sing and swell;
6 O my God, what wonders lie
Hid in Thine infinity!
HOLY, blessed Trinity,
Divine essential Unity,
2 My soul and body keep from harm;
O'er all I have extend Thy arm,
3 The Father's love shield me this day;
The Son's pure wisdom cheer my way;
4 My Maker, strengthen Thou my heart;
O my Redeemer, help impart;
5 Lord, bless and keep Thou me as Thine!
Lord, make Thy face upon me shine!