In the Morning I Will Raise

Text:  William H. Furness  1840
Music:  William D. Maclagan  1875
Tune:  Palms of Glory
OHT Incipit:  55121 71232 17654

In the morning I will raise
To my God the voice of praise;
With His kind protection blest,
Sweet and deep has been my rest.

In the morning I will pray
For His blessing on the day;
What this day shall be my lot,
Light or darkness, I know not.

Should it be with clouds o'ercast,
Clouds of sorrow gathering fast,
Thou, Who givest light divine,
Shine within me, Lord, O shine.

Show me, if I tempted be,
How to find all strength in Thee,
And a perfect triumph win
Over every bosom sin.

Keep my feet from secret snares,
Keep my eyes, O God, from tears,
Every step Thy grace attend,
And my soul from death defend.

Then when fall the shades of night,
All within shall still be light;
Thou wilt peace around diffuse,
Gently as the evening dews.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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