716. 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 who rules the skies.

2 Night unto night his name repeats,
The day renews the sound,
Wide as the heaven 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 Great God, let all my hours be thine,
While I enjoy the light;
Then shall my sun in smiles decline
And bring a peaceful night.

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First Line: Once more, my soul, the rising day
Author: Watts
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Christian Family: The Home Altar; A Morning Song
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