A Song for the Morning

1023 Morning
AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun,
Thy daily stage of duty run,
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

Thy precious time misspent, redeem,
Each present day thy last esteem,
Improve thy talent with due care,
For the great day thyself prepare.

In conversation be sincere,
Keep conscience, as the noontide, clear;
Think how all-seeing God thy ways,
And all thy secret thoughts, surveys.

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.

I wake, I wake, ye heavenly choir,
May your devotion me inspire,
That I, like you, my age may spend.
Like you, may on my God attend.

May I, like you, in God delight,
Have all day long my God in sight
Perform like you, my Maker’s will;
Oh may I never more do ill!

Lord, I my vows to Thee renew,
Disperse my sins as morning dew,
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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