1 Come while the day is dawning,
Life's duties soon begin;
Come in life's early morning,
Free from the stain of sin.
Sing with rejoicing, Sing with rejoicing,
Lift ev'ry voice in pray'r and praise,
While now is dawning youth's happy morning
Let ev'ry voice in anthem raise.
2 Come in life's morning hours,
Ere has begun the day;
Gather hope's lovely flowers
Blooming along the way. [Chorus]
3 Whether by vale or mountain,
Whether by land or sea,
Drinking from love's pure fountain.
Happy we e'er shall be. [Chorus]
4 Come with your songs of gladness,
Come with your songs of praise,
Banish your tears and sadness,
Welcome this day of days. [Chorus]
Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #165