WITH dawning light, O Lord, to Thee,
On bended knee, we pray,
That Thou, from every hurtful thing,
Would'st keep us, through this day.
Guard Thou, from guile, our froward tongue,
Lest sinful strife arise;
Guide Thou our feeble, erring sight,
Lest vanity entice.
Cleanse, Lord, our hearts from every sin,
Free them, from folly too,
And let continual temperance,
Each carnal lust, subdue:
That so, when days shall dawn no more,
Nor nights, their shadows fling,
Free from the world, and all its stains,
Thy praises, we may sing.
For Thou, O God! and Thou alone,
Art worthily adored,
Who, with the Son, and Spirit, art
But one Almighty Lord.
To Him, therefore, be glory given,
Whom, virgin mother bore,
With Father, and with Holy Ghost,
Both now, and evermore.