1 Golden light, serene and bright,
The sky is now adorning;
As sleeping child in mother's arm,
My God has shielded me from harm;
I thank him for the morning.
2 Golden light, serene and bright,
Is shed upon my labor;
As birds their morning son employ,
I praise my God for life and joy
To me and to my neighbor.
3 Golden light, serene and bright,
To me is life and gladness,
For I am happy every day
I walk upon the narrow way
With God through joy or sadness.
4 Now I pray that God today
Will send to me his blessing;
My daily task I then fulfill
According to his holy will,
His wondrous peace possessing.
Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #210