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Thomas Ken

Verse 1
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice

Verse 2
Thy precious time misspent, redeem
Each present day thy last esteem
Improve thy talent with due care
For the great day thyself prepare

Verse 3
By influence of the Light divine
Let thy own light to others shine
Reflect all Heaven’s propitious ways
In ardent love, and cheerful praise

Verse 4
In conversation be sincere
Keep conscience as the noontide clear
Think how all seeing God thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys

Verse 5
Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart
And with the angels bear thy part
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King

Verse 6
All praise to Thee, Who safe has kept
And hast refreshed me while I slept
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake
I may of endless light partake

Verse 7
Heav’n is, dear Lord, where’er Thou art
O never then from me depart
For to my soul ’tis hell to be
But for one moment void of Thee

Verse 8
Lord, I my vows to Thee renew
Disperse my sins as morning dew
Guard my first springs of thought and will
And with Thyself my spirit fill

Verse 9
Direct, control, suggest, this day
All I design, or do, or say
That all my powers, with all their might
In Thy sole glory may unite

Verse 10
I would not wake nor rise again
And Heaven itself I would disdain
Wert Thou not there to be enjoyed
And I in hymns to be employed

Verse 11
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost