Tuesday, May 18, 2010

As the sun does daily rise



As the sun does daily rise,
Brightening all the morning skies,
So to You with one accord
Lift we up our hearts, O God.

Day by day provide us food,
For from You come all things good;
Strength unto our souls afford
From Your living bread, O God.

Be our guard in sin and strife;
Be the leader of our life;
Lest from You we stray abroad,
Stay our wayward feet, O God.

Quickened by the Spirit's grace
All Your holy will to trace
While we daily search Your Word,
Wisdom true impart, O God.

Words: Unknown; trs. by J. Masters;
adpt by Horatio Nelson (19thC)
Music: Innocents; harmony William Henry Monk (19thC)


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