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.