Scripture Verse

Those that seek me early shall find me. Proverbs 8:17


John B. Herbert

Words: Is­aac Watts, Di­vine and Mo­ral Songs 1715.

Music: La­fay­ette John B. Her­bert, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts


My God, who makes the sun to know
His proper hour to rise;
And to give light to all below,
Doth send him round the skies!

When from the chambers of the east
His morning race begins,
He ne­ver tires, nor stops to rest,
But round the world he shines.

So, like the sun, would I fulfill
The business of the day;
Begin my work betimes, and still
March on my heav’nly way.

Give me, O Lord, Thy early grace,
Nor let my soul complain
That the young morning of my day
Has all been spent in vain!