We Lift Our Hearts To Thee Thou Daystar

WE lift our hearts to Thee,
O Day-Star from on high!
The sun itself is but Thy shade,
Yet cheers both earth and sky.

O let Thy rising beams
The night of sin disperse;
The mists of error and of vice
Which shade the universe.

How beauteous nature now!
How dark and sad before!
With joy we view the pleasing change,
And nature’s God adore.

O may no gloomy crime
Pollute the rising day;
May Jesus’ blood, like morning dew,
Wash all our stains away.

May we this life improve,
To mourn for errors past;
And live this short revolving day
As if it were our last.