O Lord, when I awake, and day begins,
waken me to thy Presence;
waken me to thine indwelling;
waken me to inward sight of thee,
and speech with thee,
and strength from thee;
that all my earthly walk may waken into song
and my spirit leap up to thee all day,
O my God
all times are thy times,
and every day thy day,
made lovely only with thy light.
Bring us, O Lord, to that blessed eternal day
which thy Son our Saviour hath won for us,
and to the perfect light.
On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had died in the night. What they were looking at was the first day of a new creation, with a new heaven and a new earth; and in a semblance of the gardener God walked again in the garden, in the cool not of the evening but the dawn.
G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man
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