Scripture Verse

He will be our guide even unto death.@Psalm 48:14

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Am­brose of Mi­lan (340–397) (Iam lucis orto sidere). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Greville Phillimore (1821–1884).

Music: Fare­well (Nay­lor) John Naylor, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ambrose of Milan
(340–397)

The star of morn has risen;
O Lord, to Thee we pray:
O uncreated Light of Light,
Guide Thou our way.

Sinless be tongue and hand,
And innocent the mind,
Let simple truth be on our lips,
Our hearts be kind.

Let not the flesh prevail,
But all be ruled by good;
The gift of temperance bestow
In drink and food.

As the swift day rolls on,
Still, Lord, our guardian be,
And keep the portals of our hearts
From evil free.

Grant that our daily toil
May to Thy glory tend;
And as our hours begin with Thee,
So may they end.