Awake, my heart, in joyful lays
To God who blesses all your days.
God's lovingkindness crown you
With daily mercies rich and free.
Awake, to worship with the morn,
And consecrate the day new-born.
Again at eve in prayer be found,
As shadows curtain earth around.
Awake, your watchful vigils keep!
For some neglect and idly sleep.
Lift up to God, in sacred tryst,
Your priestly ministry in Christ.
Awake, His all-wise will to see
In all that God assigns for you.
Whatever God's providence permits
Designs for you fresh benefits.
Awake to trust and love and serve,
For can God's mercies less deserve?
Till yonder, perfected in love,
Your heart awakes in heaven above.
Dr.J. SIDLOW BAXTER