When Thou Wakest In The Morning

When thou wakest in the morning
Ere thou tread the untried way,
Of the lot that lies before thee
Thor’ the coming busy day.
Whether sunbeams promise brightness,
Whether dim forebodings fall,
Be thy dawning glad or gloomy,
Go to Jesus, tell Him all.

In the calm of sweet communion
Let thy daily work be done;
In the peace of soul-outpouring,
Care be banished, patience won.
And if earth with its enchantments
Seek thy spirit to enthrall,
Ere thou listen, ere thou answer,
Turn to Jesus, tell Him all.

And if weariness creeps o’er thee
As the day wears to its close,
Or if sudden fierce temptation
Bring thee face to face with foes;
In thy weakness, in thy peril,
Raise to heav’n a truthful call;
Strength and calm for every crisis,
Come, in telling Jesus all.