Now from my bed of sleep I rise

Now from my bed of sleep I rise

Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now from my bed of sleep I rise,
My voice to God I raise;
This is my morning sacrifice:
To sing my maker's praise.

2 His blessed angels kept my guard!
While sleeping here I lay;
And by the mercies of my Lord,
I see another day.

3 The night is fled and darkness gone,
And I awake to see
The day approach with heav'nly dawn,
And blessings unto me.

4 While many of my fellow men,
Lay on their dying bed!
And thus oppress'd with mortal pain,
Are number'd with the dead.

5 But I was spar'd and truly blest,
What grade to me was shown!
I lay secure in peace to rest
To see the rising Sun.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXL

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First Line: Now from my bed of sleep I rise


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