Poetic Prayer for a New Day

Charles Henry Phillips

O Lord, to thee we raise
Our hearts in joy and praise
This natal day.
Long may our Zion bright
Shine forth with divine light;
“Protect us by thy might”
This happy May.

When life’s journey is run
And all our work is done,
Great God, our King:
O, may we live with thee
Through all eternity,
Thy face and glory see,
While angels sing!

Conversations with God, ed. James Melvin Washington, p. 52

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