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.