1 ONCE more the sun is beaming bright,
Once more to God we pray,
That his eternal light may guide
And cheer our souls this day.
2 O may no sin our hands defile,
Or cause our minds to rove,
Upon our lips be simple truth,
And in our hearts be love!
3 Throughout the day, O Christ, in thee
May ready help be found,
To save our souls from Satan's wiles,
Who still is hovering round.
4 Subservient to thy daily praise
Our daily toil shall be;
So may our works, in thee begun,
Be furthered, Lord, by thee.
5 And lest the flesh, profane and proud,
Subdue the yielding soul,
May self-constraining temperance
Carnal desires control.
6 To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Holy Ghost,
Eternal glory be from man,
And from the angel host!