New every morning is the love (Elkanah Dare)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-11-26). Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-11-26). Score information: A4, 1 page, 116 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.
First published: 1835
Description: Melody attributed to Elkanah Dare, harmony adapted from The Southern Harmony
Original text and translations
New every morning is the love
our wakening and uprising prove;
through sleep and darkness safely brought,
restored to life and power and thought.
New mercies, each returning day,
around us hover while we pray;
new perils past, new sins forgiven,
new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.
If on our daily course our mind
be set to hallow all we find,
new treasures still, of countless price,
God will provide for sacrifice.
Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be,
as more of heaven in each we see;
some softening gleam of love and prayer
shall dawn on every cross and care.
The trivial round, the common task,
will furnish all we ought to ask:
room to deny ourselves; a road
to bring us daily nearer God.
Only, O Lord, in thy dear love,
fit us for perfect rest above;
and help us, this and every day,
to live more nearly as we pray.