Begin the Day With God
Begin the day with God!
He is thy Sun and Day!
His is the radiance of thy dawn;
To Him address thy way.
Sing a new song at morn!
Join the glad woods and hills;
Join the fresh winds and seas and plains,
Join the bright flowers and rills.
Sing thy first song to God!
Not to thy fellow men;
Not to the creatures of His hand,
But to the glorious One.
Take thy first walk with God!
Let Him go forth with thee;
By stream, or sea, or mountain path,
Seek still His company.
Thy first transaction be
With God Himself above;
So shall thy business prosper well
And all the day be love.
Lyrics: Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
Music: Hans Georg Nageli (177301836)
Photo: Marge McCoy