When thou wakest in the morning,
Ere thou tread the untried way
Of the lot that lies before thee,
Thro’ the coming busy day;
Whether sunbeams promise brightness,
Whether dim forebodings fall,
Be thy dawning glad or gloomy,
Go to Jesus—tell Him all!
In the calm of sweet communion,
Ere thy daily work be done;
In the peace of soul outpouring,
Care be banished, patience won;
And if earth with its enchantments
Seek thy spirit to enthrall,
Ere thou listen—ere thou answer,
Turn to Jesus—tell Him all!
Then, as hour by hour glides by thee,
Thou wilt blessèd guidance know;
Thine own burdens being lightened,
Thou can’st bear another’s woe;
Thou can’st help the weak ones onward,
Thou can’st raise up those that fall;
But remember, while thou servest,
Still tell Jesus—tell Him all!
And if weariness creep o’er thee
As the day wears to its close,
Or if sudden fierce temptation
Bring thee face to face with foes:
In thy weakness, in thy peril,
Raise to Heaven a trustful call;
Strength and calm for every crisis
Come—in telling Jesus all.