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'Lord, may Thy truth upon the heart ...'

Lord, may Thy truth upon the heart     Now fall and dwell as heavenly dew,  And flowers of grace in freshness start     Where once the weeds of error grew. —Caroline Gilman, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing ...'

Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing,     ‘Neath which our spirits blend  Like brother birds, that soar and sing,     And on the same branch bend.   The arrow that doth wound the dove  Darts not from those who watch and love.

'That Truth gives promise of a dawn ...'

That Truth gives promise of a dawn     Beneath whose light I am to see,  When all these blinding veils are drawn,     Thy love has always guided me. —Samuel Johnson, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'The Lord is my shepherd ...'

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. … he leadeth me beside the still waters.

'Through the harsh noises of our day ...'

Through the harsh noises of our day,     A low sweet prelude finds its way;  Through clouds of doubt and creeds of fear     A light is breaking, calm and clear.   —John Greenleaf Whittier, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'My voice shalt thou hear in the morning ...'

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.   — Psalms 5:3.

'Arise, shine; for thy light is come ...'

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. — Isaiah 60:1.

'O weary pilgrim, lift your head ...'

O weary pilgrim, lift your head,    For joy cometh in the morning; For God in His own Word hath said    That joy cometh in the morning. —M.

'Praise now creative Mind ...'

Praise now creative Mind,  Maker of earth and heaven;  Glory and power to Him belong,  Joy of the sun and skies,  Strength where the hills arise,  So let us praise with joy and song.   —William P.

'Follow with reverent steps the great example ...'

Follow with reverent steps the great example Of him whose holy work was doing good; So shall the wide earth seem our Father’s temple, Each loving life a psalm of gratitude. —John Greenleaf Whittier, Christian Science Hymnal, No.