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A Morning Hymn.

MY God, who makes the sun to know
  His proper hour to rise,
And, to give light to all below,
  Doth send him round the skies:
When from the chambers of the east
  His morning race begins,
He never tires nor stops to rest,
  But round the world he shines.
So like the sun would I fulfil
  The business of the day,
Begin my work betimes, and still
  March on the heav'nly way.
Give me, O Lord, thine early grace,
  Nor let my soul complain
That the young morning of my days
  Has all been spent in vain.

An Evening Hymn.

AND now another day is gone,
  I'll sing my Maker's praise;
My comforts every hour make known
  His providence and grace.


Both hymns were first published in Isaac Watts' Divine Songs Attempted in Easy Language for the Use of Children in 1715. However, they were not added to the Primer until the middle of the eighteenth century, when the book was revised and made more evangelical during the First Great Awakening.

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