My God! in morning’s radiant hour
To Thee will I lift up my heart;
The shades of night obey Thy power,
And at Thy sun’s bright beams depart.
Father and Guardian! to Thy shrine
The life Thou shieldest will I bring;
All, great Creator! all is Thine;
The heart my noblest offering!
The morning light shall see my prayer,
The noonday calm shall know my praise;
And evening’s still and fragrant air
My grateful hymn to Thee shall raise.
So shall sweet thoughts and hopes sublime
My constant inspirations be;
And every shifting scene of time
Reflect, my God, a light from Thee!