Hymnal: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #401 (1814) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Hymnal Title: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy Lyrics: 1 In sleep's serene oblivion laid,
I safely pass'd the silent night:
Again I see the breaking shade,
I drink again the morning light.
2 New-born, I bless the waking hour;
Once more, with awe, rejoice to be:
My conscious soul resumes her pow'r,
And springs, my guardian God! to thee.
3 O guide me through the various maze,
My doubtful feet are doom'd to tread;
And spread thy shield's protecting blaze,
Where dangers press around my head.
4 A deeper shade shall soon impend;
A deeper sleep my eyes oppress:
Yet then thy strength shall still defend,
Thy goodness still delight to bless.
5 That deeper shade shall break away;
That deeper sleep shall leave my eyes:
Thy light shall give eternal day;
Thy love, the raptures of the skies. Topics: Particular Occasions and Circumstances Morning
In sleep's serene oblivion laid