Now that the daylight fills the sky, we lift our hearts to God on high, that He, in all we do or say, would keep us free from harm today.
Would guard our hearts and tongues from strife; from anger’s din would shield our life; from evil sights would turn our eyes, and close our ears to vanities.
So we, when this new day is gone and night in turn is drawing on, with conscience by the world unstained shall praise His name for vict’ry gained.
“All praise to You, creator Lord! All praise to You, eternal Word! All praise to You, O Spirit wise!” We sing as daylight fills the skies.
Hymn text–Latin c. 5th-6th Century. Translated by John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Lord God Heavenly Father, we begin this day with our eyes on Your Word and Your promise to “never leave us nor forsake us.” Enable us to be faithful in our vocations this day and to help our neighbors in need. Open our eyes to see who may need a kind word or deed. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.