1 Perpetual source of light and grace!
We hail thy sacred name.
Through ev'ry year's revolving round,
Thy goodness is the same.
2 Inconstant service we repay,
And treach'rous vows renew,
False as the morning's scatt'ring cloud,
And transient as the dew.
3 Low at thy feet our guilt we mourn,
And loud implore thy grace
To bear our feeble footsteps on
In all thy righteous ways.
4 Arm'd with this energy divine,
Our souls shall constant prove,
And with increasing transport press
On to thy courts above.
5 So, by thy pow'r, the morning sun
Pursues his radiant way,
Brightens each moment in his race,
And shines to perfect day.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #244