47. New every morning is the love

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,ā€”
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 need to ask,ā€”
Room to deny ourselves, a road
To bring us daily nearer God.

5 Only, O Lord, in thy dear love,
Fit us for perfect rest above;
And help us, this and every day,
To live more nearly as we pray.

Text Information
First Line: New every morning is the love
Author: John Keble, 1792-1866
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1973
Topic: Approach to God: Morning
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Webbe, the elder, 1740-1816
Meter: L.M.
Key: Eā™­ Major
Source: An Essay on the Church Plain-chant, 1782

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