Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sweet thoughts and hopes sublime

For this Sabbath Day, a hymn from the 1865 "Hymns of the Spirit" by my favorite hymn writer, Anonymous:

My God! in morning's radiant hour
To Thee will I lift up my heart;
The shades of night obey Thy power,
And at Thy sun's bright beams depart.

Father and Guardian! to Thy shrine
The life Thou shieldest will I bring;
All, great Creator! all is Thine;
The heart my noblest offering.

The morning light shall see my prayer,
The noonday calm shall know my praise;
And evening's still and fragrant air
My grateful hymn to Thee shall raise.

So shall sweet thoughts and hopes sublime
My constant inspirations be;
And every shifting scene of time
Reflect, my God, a light from thee.

Have a wonderful Sabbath. Blessings

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