Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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John B. Herbert
1852–1927

Words: Is­aac Watts, Di­vine and Mo­ral Songs 1715.

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

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Lyrics

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!