Thankful for the morning light, Shining over earth and sea; Thankful for the gift of sight O Father, Lord, to Thee. To Thee with all the heart I pray, Now at the dawning of the day; I know Thou hast me in Thy care, And Thou wilt hear my prayer.
Thankful for the power to hear; Thankful for the power to speak; Lord, to Thee I bend my ear, Thy holy face I seek, To Thee my earliest thoughts are giv’n, Like incense, may they rise to Heav’n; And from Thee thence a blessing bear, In answer to my prayer.
Thanks I give for strength and health, Making all my pulses leap; Greater boon than boundless wealth Is waking out of sleep. content and glad for each new day, O father, Lord, to Thee I pray; I pray to Heav’n for Thou art there; And Thou art everywhere.
Greatest boon is heart of love; May at length this heart be mine; Lord, Thou sendest from above Thy love and truth divine. And they shall purge the willing soul Of earthly ills, and make it whole; For Thou didst come those ills to bear, And canst not spurn my prayer.