Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The morning light returns


As the morning light returns,
As the sun with splendor burns,
Teach us still to turn to You,
Ever blessèd Trinity,
With our hands our hearts to raise,
In unfailing prayer and praise.

What is it that we do when we arise each morning?  Do we have a moment or two to give deep thanks for all that we have, all that we are, and all the blessings of this life?  Do we have a few moments to give hearty worship for the One who has made us and enlivens us and sustains us.  Taking but a few moments may set our hearts and minds on the things that endure, so that we can face the day anew.

~The Rev. Peter M. Carey
 


Every morning mercies new
Fall as fresh as morning dew;
Every morning let us pay
Tribute with the early day:

For your mercies, God, are sure;
Your compassion does endure.
Still the greatness of your love
Daily does our sins remove;

Daily, far as east from west,
Lifts the burden from the breast;
Gives unbought to those who pray
Strength to stand in every day.

Let our prayers each day prevail,
That these gifts might never fail;
And, as we confess the sin
And temptation's pow'r within,

Every morning, for the strife,
Feed us with the Bread of Life.
As the morning light returns,
As the sun with splendor burns,

Teach us still to turn to You,
Ever blessèd Trinity,
With our hands our hearts to raise,
In unfailing prayer and praise.


Words: Greville Phillimore (19thC)
Music: Every Morning, Edward John Hopkins (19thC)

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