31. Come, My Soul, Thou Must Be Waking

1 Come, my soul, thou must be waking;
Now is breaking
Over the earth another day;
Come to him who made this splendor;
See thou render
All thy feeble strength can pay.

2 Gladly hail the sun returning;
Ready burning
Be the incense of thy powers;
For the night is safely ended;
God hath tended
With his care thy helpless hours.

3 Pray that he may prosper ever
Each endeavor,
When thine aim is good and true;
But that he may ever thwart thee,
And convert thee,
When thou evil wouldst pursue.

4 Only God's free gifts abuse not,
Light refuse not,
But this Spirit's voice obey;
Thou with him shalt dwell, beholding
Light enfolding
All things in unclouded day.

Text Information
First Line: Come, my soul, thou must be waking
Title: Come, My Soul, Thou Must Be Waking
Original Language: German
Author: Friedrich R. L. von Canitz
Translator: Henry J. Buckoll (1841)
Meter: 8.4.7.D.
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Creation; Day; God's Care (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Franz J. Haydn (1797, arr.)
Meter: 8.4.7.D.
Key: D Major

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