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FROM the night my spirit awakes to You, 0 God, for Your precepts are a light to me. Teach me, O God, Your righteousness, Your commandments, and Your judgments. Enlighten the eyes of my mind, that I sleep not in sins to death. Drive away all darkness from my hearts. Graciously give me the Sun of Righteousness. Guard my life from all reproach by the seal of Your Holy Spirit. Guide my steps into the way of peace. Grant me to behold the dawn and the day with joyfulness, that I may send up to You my prayers at eventide. — Unknown