Begin each day with this beautiful hymn of praise, often appointed as the office hymn for Matins.
Gently awaken your toddlers to the softly painted sunrise and accompany the family through their Sunday morning, rejoicing in the God’s gifts for both body and soul.
- Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over.
Active and watchful, stand we all before Thee;
Singing we offer prayer and meditation;
Thus we adore Thee.
- Monarch of all things, fit us for Thy mansions;
Banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
Bring us to heaven, where Thy saints united
Joy without ending.
- All holy Father, Son, and equal Spirit,
Trinity blessed, send us Thy salvation;
Thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding
Through all creation.