“Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.”  – Psalm 57:8 (NIV)

Morning Song

Verse 1:
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.

Verse 2:
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.

Verse 3:
Direct, control, suggest this day
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my pow’rs, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

Verse 4:
All praise to Thee who safe has kept,
And hast refreshed me while I slept.
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless life partake.

Verse 5:
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.

Amen.

 

Words: Thomas Ken (1637-1711)
Music: from “Genevan Psalter” (1551); attr. Louis Bourgeois (c. 1530-c. 1561). Tune: OLD 100th
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek