1 O God, who, when the night was deep,
Hast kept me safe and lent me sleep,
Now with Thy sun Thou bid'st me rise,
And look around with older eyes.
2 Each happy morning Thou dost give,
I have one morning less to live;
O help me so this day to spend,
To make me fitter for the end.
3 O bid all wicked thoughts to fly;
The fretful word, the idle eye;
Help me to think in all I do,
"God sees me: - would He have it so?"
4 Make my first wish and thought to be
For others sooner than for me;
And let me pardon them, as I
Hope for God's pardon when I die.
5 Be with me when I work and play;
Be with me now and every day:
Be near me, when I pray Thee hear;
And when I pray not, - Lord! be near.
Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #7