G. M. Taylor

WHEN thou wakest in the morning

Ere thou tread’st the untried way

Of the lot that lies before thee

Through the coming busy day;

Whether sunbeams promise brightness

Whether dim forebodings fall,

Be thy dawning glad or gloomy,

Go to Jesus, tell Him all.


In the calm of sweet communion

Let thy daily work be done;

In the peace of soul-outpouring

Care be banished, patience won;

And if earth with its enchantments

Seek thy spirit to enthral,

Ere thou listen, ere thou answer,

Turn to Jesus, tell Him all.


Then, as hour by hour glides by thee,

Thou wilt blessed guidance know,

Thine own burdens being lightened,

Thou canst bear another’s woe;

Thou canst help the weak ones onward,

Thou canst raise up those that fall:

But, remember, while thou servest,

Still tell Jesus, tell Him all.


And if weariness creeps o’er thee

As the day wears to its close,

Or if sudden fierce temptation

Bring thee face to face with foes;

In thy weakness, in thy peril,

Raise to heaven a truthful call;

Strength and calm for every crisis

Come, in telling Jesus all.


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