Scripture Verse

Quicken us, and we will call upon Thy name. Psalm 80:18


George MacDonald (1824–1905)

Words: George Mac­Don­ald, in The Po­eti­cal Works of George Mac­Don­ald in Two Vol­umes, 1893.

Music: So­ho Jo­seph Barn­by, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Joseph Barnby (1838–1896)


O Lord of life, Thy quickening voice,
Awakes my morning song!
In gladsome words I would rejoice
That I to Thee belong.

I see Thy light, I feel thy wind;
The world it is Thy Word;
Whatever wakes my heart and mind
Thy presence is, my Lord.

Therefore I choose my highest part,
And turn my face to Thee;
Therefore I stir my inmost heart
To worship fervently.