5201. Once More, My Soul, the Rising Day

1. Once more, my soul, the rising day
Salutes thy waking eyes;
Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay
To Him that rules the skies.

2. Night unto night His name repeats,
The day renews the sound,
Wide as the Heav’n on which He sits,
To turn the seasons round.

3. ’Tis He supports my mortal frame,
My tongue shall speak His praise;
My sins would rouse His wrath to flame,
And yet His wrath delays.

4. On a poor worm Thy power might tread,
And I could ne’er withstand;
Thy justice might have crushed me dead,
But mercy held Thine hand.

5. A thousand wretched souls are fled
Since the last setting sun,
And yet Thou length’nest out my thread,
And yet my moments run.

6. Dear God, let all my hours be Thine,
Whilst I enjoy the light;
Then shall my sun in smiles decline,
And bring a pleasing night.

Text Information
First Line: Once more, my soul, the rising day
Title: Once More, My Soul, the Rising Day
Author: Isaac Watts (1709)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book II, 1709, number 6
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: PETERBOROUGH (Harrison)
Composer: Ralph Harrison (1786)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 13344 32135 54323
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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