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

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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.