1 New every morning is the love
our wakening and uprising prove;
through sleep and darkness safely brought,
restored to life, and power, and thought.
2 New mercies, each returning day,
hover around us while we pray, --
new perils past, new sins forgiven,
new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.
3 If, on our daily course, our mind
be set to hallow all we find,
new treasures still, of countless price,
God will provide for sacrifice.
4 The trivial round, the common task,
will furnish all we ought to ask, --
room to deny ourselves, a road
to bring us daily nearer God.
5 Prepare, O Lord, in your dear love,
for perfect life with you above;
and help us, this and every day,
to live more nearly as we pray.
|First Line:||New every morning is the love|
|Author:||John Keble (1792-1866)|
|Topic:||The Living God: Our Response to God - in the morning and evening|
|Composer:||Samuel Webbe, the elder (1740-1816)|
|Source:||An Essay on the Church Plain-chant, 1782|