10 New every morning is the love

The Hymnal 1982 10

New every morning is the love

John Keble, 1792-1866
Elkanah Kelsay Dare, 1782-1826
Tune Source(s)
Hymnal 1982 adapt. ; The Southern Harmony, 1835 harm.

1 New every morning is the love our wakening and uprising prove; through sleep and darkness safely brought, restored to life and power and thought.

2 New mercies, each returning day, around us hover while we pray; new perils past, new sins forgiven, new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.

3 If on our daily course our mind be set to hallow all we find, new treasures still, of countless price, God will provide for sacrifice.

4 Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be, as more of heaven in each we see; some softening gleam of love and prayer shall dawn on every cross and care.

5 The trivial round, the common task, will furnish all we ought to ask; room to deny ourselves, a road to bring us daily nearer God.

6 Only, O Lord, in thy dear love, fit us for perfect rest above; and help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray.

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