From Peaceful Slumber Waking   2 comments

From Peaceful Slumber Waking

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod


 1. From peaceful slumber waking,

We sing, O Lord, Thy praise,

When o’er the world is breaking

Another day of grace–

A day that soon shall perish,

As yesterdays are past–

O, teach us, then, to cherish

Each moment as our last.

2. Father of light and beauty,

The light divine us send

To see and do our duty,

Lest when this day shall end

Our conscience doth accuse us

Of sin and trespass done,

And shame our face suffuses

At blush of setting sun.

3. Give God thy heart, thy labor,

Walk in thy Saviour;s grace,

And be unto thy neighbor

A present help always:

The Name of Christ we hallow

Not by our faith alone;

If we His path would follow,

His will through us be done.

4. Blest be each faithful servant,

Whene’er the Lord shall come;

The dutiful and fervent

He taketh to His home,

To share with Him in glory

What eye hath not beheld,

Nor tongue hath told in story,

Nor mortal heart hath held.

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