Come to me, LORD, when first I wake,

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    CGS No.: 
    75

    Verse 1
    Come to me, LORD, when first I wake,
    As the faint lights of morning break;
    Bid purest thoughts within me rise,
    Like crystal dew-drops to the skies.

    Verse 2
    Come to me in the sultry noon,
    Or earth's low communings will soon
    Of Thy dear Face, eclipse the light,
    And change my fairest day to night.

    Verse 3
    Come to me in the evening shade,
    And if my heart from Thee hath strayed,
    Oh bring it back, and from afar
    Smile on me like Thine evening star.

    Verse 4
    Come to me in the midnight hour,
    When sleep witholds its balmy power;
    Let my lone spirit find her rest,
    Like John, upon my SAVIOUR's breast.

    Verse 5
    Come to me through life's varied way,
    And when its pulses cease to play.
    Then, SAVIOUR, bid me come to Thee,
    That where Thou art, Thy child may be.