At Dressing in the Morning

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Hymn XXXV. At Dressing in the Morning  (1771) 
by Christopher Smart
From the Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1771).

HYMN XXXV.

At DRESSING in the MORNING.


Now I arise, impow'r'd by Thee,
The glorious sun to face;
O cloath me with humility,
Adorn me with thy grace.

5 All evil of the day forefend,
Prevent the Tempter's snare;
Thine Angel on my steps attend,
And give me fruit to pray'r.

O make me useful as I go
10 My pilgrimage along;
And sweetly sooth this vale of woe
By charity and song.

Let me from Christ obedience learn,
To Christ obedience pay;
15Each parent duteous love return,
And consecrate the day.


Publ. 1771


Notes


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.