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

Attributed to Ambrose of Milan (340-397) (Iam lucis orto sidere); translated from Latin to English by Greville Phillimore (1821-1884).

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.