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Lord, as day begins to break

Lord, as day begins to break,

And from slumber I awake,

Keep distractions far away,

With you let me start the day.


So much here to waste my time,

So much choice of idle crime,

Worthless games, pointless debate,

All, my feeble will, await.


Help me make a better choice,

Help me listen for your voice.

As I study in your word

Let your will for me be heard.


As I offer up my prayer

And commit things to your care,

Lord, be pleased to draw near me,

Ready for the day I'll be.


Passing pleasures left behind

As your word renews my mind.

As your presence warms my soul

And fills in that God shaped hole.


James Hughes (June 2016)


Metre: 7.7.7.7.


Tune - St. Bees - John Bacchus Dykes (1823 - 1876)


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