1 Awake, my soul, and with the sun
your daily stage of duty run;
shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
to pay your morning sacrifice.
2 Lord, I my vows to you renew.
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with yourself my spirit fill.
3 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
all I design or do or say,
that all my powers, with all their might,
in your sole glory may unite.
|First Line:||Awake, my soul, and with the sun|
|Title:||Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun|
|Author:||Thomas Ken (1695, alt.)|
|Topic:||Celebrating Time; Commitment; Guidance(2 more...)|
|Composer:||François H. Barthélémon (1785)|
|Source:||Harm. The Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917|
These three stanzas (of the original ﬁfteen) convey the essence of the morning hymn that was paired with “All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night” (no. 675) in the daily devotions of the boys at Winchester College. This tune was later composed especially for these words.
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