Scripture Verse

He wakens me morning by morning. Isaiah 50:4

Introduction

Words: Jane E. Li­vock, 1880. These words, writ­ten for a prize com­pe­ti­tion, were first pub­lished in the Sun­day School Chro­ni­cle, then in the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church Hym­nal, 1887.

Music: Bra­con­dale, Jo­si­ah Booth (1852–1929) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Livock (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Josiah Booth
(1852–1929)

Lyrics

My soul awake, thy rest forsake,
And greet the morning light!
With song arise, glad sacrifice
For mercies of the night.

With courage dressed, strong-hearted, blest,
Fulfill thy work abroad;
Fearless and true, thy way pursue,
A happy child of God.

Amid the strife of daily life,
Amid its noontide heat,
Fear not to miss thy secret bliss—
The rest of sonship sweet.

In liberty of holy glee,
Accept thy childhood’s part;
And thou shalt find, by faith enshrined,
The Father in thy heart.