Scripture Verse

In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3


Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Words: James Hut­ton, in John Cod­man’s Bos­ton Col­lect­ion, 1813.

Music: Rock­ing­ham (Ma­son) Lo­well Ma­son, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

James Hutton (1715–1795)


My opening eyes with rapture see
The dawn of this returning day;
My thoughts, O God, as­cend to Thee,
While thus my early vows I pay.

I yield my heart to Thee alone,
Nor would receive another guest:
Eternal King, erect Thy throne,
And reign sole monarch in my breast.

O bid this trifling world retire,
And drive each carnal thought away;
Nor let me feel one vain desire,
One sinful thought, through all the day.

Then, to Thy courts when I repair,
My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
The wonders of Thy love declare,
And join the strains which angels sing.