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1 AGAIN I wake, Almighty Lord,
2 Collect my thoughts, and call on thee;
3 Who hast my thinking powers restor'd,
4 And in thy mercy guarded me.
5 To thought and action I revive,
6 And leave, with strength renew'd, my bed;
7 From that defenceless state I live,
8 Which was the image of the dead.
9 Distant from me was every harm,
10 When I had been an easy prey;
11 But Lord, 'twas thine Almighty arm
12 Kept death and danger far away.
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13 This day, may I securely pass,
14 Protected by Almighty power;
15 Nor sin, or sorrow, find a place,
16 Nor evil tidings meet my door.
17 Then be the guardian of my sleep,
18 This day my all-sufficient guide,
19 And aid me right my heart to keep,
20 Howe'er its tempted or is tried.
21 The joyful or afflicting scene,
22 Goodness or wisdom shall prepare;
23 So may my thoughts by thee be seen,
24 That blameless I may either share.


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Title (in Source Edition): MORNING HYMN.
Author: Eliza Day
Genres: hymn

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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, pp. [241]-242. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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