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Daily Meditation: Greet The New Day

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Today's meditation features a poem by 18th century Methodist writer Charles Wesley. "Morning Hymn" is a song to celebrate the new day and all the opportunities contained therein.

Morning Hymn by Charles Wesley 

 
Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
      Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
      Triumph o’er the shades of night:
Day-spring from on high, be near:
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn
      Unaccompanied by thee,
Joyless is the day’s return,
      Till thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till thy inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine,
      Pierce the gloom of sin, and grief,
Fill me, Radiancy Divine,
      Scatter all my unbelief,
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

 

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