42(i). Awake, my soul, and with the sun

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.

2 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.

3 Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with thyself my spirit fill.

4 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my pow3rs, with all their might
In thy sole glory may unite.

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.


Text Information
First Line: Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Author: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1973
Topic: Approach to God: Morning
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major
Source: Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753
Notes: A lower setting is given at No. 483

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