Hymn 259
Oh, timely happy, timely wise

1 Oh, timely happy, timely wise, Hearts that with rising morn arise! Eyes that the beam celestial view, Which evermore makes all things new! 2 New every morning is the love Our wakening and uprising prove; Through sleep and darkness safely brought, Restored to life, and power, and thought. 3 New mercies, each returning day, Hover around us while we pray; New perils past, new sins forgiven, New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven. 4 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. 5 We need not bid, for cloistered cell, Our neighbour and our work farewell, Nor strive to wind ourselves too high For sinful man beneath the sky: 6 The trivial round, the common task, Would furnish all we ought to ask; Room to deny ourselves; a road To bring us daily nearer God. 7 Seek we no more; content with these, Let present Rapture, Comfort, Ease, As Heaven shall bid them, come and go:- The secret this of Rest below. 8 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.

Hymn 259 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu