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1 The Lord who reigns above the skies!
At his commanding word:
The Sun doth ev'ry morning rise,
And spreads his light abroad.
2 He runs his course from East to West,
And never makes a stay;
His travels makes all nations bless'd,
By forming night and day.
3 He gives a gracious light and heat,
To all that moves below;
His offices perform'd complete,
Will cause all plants to grow.
4 May I, like the obedient Sun,
My daily task fulfil;
Like him, my stage of duty run,
And do my Maker's will.
5 Jesus, my Sun of righteousness,
O may I feel thee near,
And trust thy faithful promises,
Till thou thyself appear.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.) #CCXLIII