O GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: because His mercy endures forever.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?
The Lord is my strength and song, and has become my salvation.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous:
The right hand of the Lord does all things wonderfully.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord.
COME, my soul, you must be waking!
Now is breaking
O’er the earth another day.
Come to Him who made this splendor;
See You render
All your feeble strength can pay.
Gladly hail the sun returning;
Be the Incense of Your powers:
For the night is safely ended, —
God has tended
With His care your helpless hours.
Pray that He may prosper ever
When your aim is good and true;
But that He may ever thwart you,
And convert you,
When evil you would pursue.
O GOD, mercifully accept the prayers of Your children throughout the world, which shall this day be offered at the footstool of Your throne: give us grace to prepare our hearts, that we may serve You with reverence and godly fear: grant us a true apprehension of Your divine majesty, and a deep sense of our unworthiness; that so, approaching Your presence with lowliness and devotion, we may present an offering acceptable to You, and in the spirit of Him who has taught us how to pray. Amen. — Rush Rees Shippen