512. Now that the sun is beaming bright

1 Now that the sun is gleaming bright,
Once more to God we pray,
That He, the uncreated Light,
May guide our souls this day.

2 No sinful word, nor deed of wrong,
Nor thoughts that idly rove;
But simple truth be on our tongue,
And in our hearts be love.

3 And while the hours in order flow,
O Christ, securely fence
Our gates beleaguered by the foe,
The gate of every sense.

4 And grant that to Thine honor, Lord,
Our daily toil may tend:
That we begin it at Thy word,
And in Thy favor end.

Text Information
First Line: Now that the sun is beaming bright
Latin Title: Jam Lucis orto Sidere
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Morning
Source: Hymns for Public and Private Use, Tr. 1847, a.
Notes: Alternate tune: #227 or #253
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANN
Meter: C. M.
Key: C Major
Notes: Composer from index: Dr. Wm. Croft, ab. 1712



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