Scripture Verse

My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord. Psalm 5:3


Edward J. Hopkins (1818–1901)

Words: Jo­hann Franck, in An­dachts-Zym­beln, by C. Pe­ter (Frei­berg: 1655), page 276 (Drei­ein­ig­keit, der Gott­heit wahr­er Spie­gel). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ca­the­rine Wink­worth, Ly­ra Ger­ma­ni­ca, se­cond series, 1858. Wink­worth’s orig­in­al trans­la­tion be­gan True Mir­ror of the God­head! The words be­low are a cen­to from Hymns of the Spir­it (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1884), num­ber 103.

Music: Ell­ers Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, in the Sup­ple­ment­al Tune-Book, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878)


We praise Thee, Lord, with ear­li­est morn­ing ray;
We praise Thee with the glow­ing light of day:
All things that live and move, by sea and land,
Forever rea­dy at Thy ser­vice stand.

The na­tions all are sing­ing night and day,
Glory to Thee, the migh­ty God, for aye!
By Thee, through Thee, in Thee all be­ings are!

The list­en­ing earth re­peats the song afar.

Thy name is great, Thy king­dom in us dwell;
Thy will con­strain, and feed and guide us well:
Guard us, re­deem us in the ev­il hour;
For Thine the glo­ry, Lord, and Thine the pow­er!