Mission of St. Clare logo Awake, my soul, and with the sun

Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Your daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay your morning sacrifice.

By influence of the Light divine
Let your own light to others shine.
Reflect all Heaven’s propitious ways
In ardent love, and cheerful praise.

Lord, I my vows to Thee renew;
Disperse my sins as morning dew.
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Yourself my spirit fill.

Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In Your sole glory may unite.

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God, above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Words: Thomas Ken
Music: Morning Hymn
Meter: LM