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1 MY GOD, who makes the Sun to know
2 His proper Hour to rise,
3 And to give Light to all below,
4 Doth send him round the Skies.
5 When from the Chambers of the East
6 His Morning Race begins,
7 He never tires, nor stops to rest;
8 But round the World he shines.
9 So, like the Sun, would I fulfil
10 The Business of the Day:
11 Begin my Work betimes, and still
12 March on my heav'nly Way.
13 Give me, O LORD, thy early Grace,
14 Nor let my Soul Complain
15 That the young Morning of my Days
16 Has all been spent in vain.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG XXV. A MORNING SONG:
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: song

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, p. 35. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A5 f.3516].)

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