Follow You

This song has been used by quite a few people as their alarm in the morning! Perhaps that’s because it was written quite intentionally as a prayer for the whole day – from the first rays until the closing of day.

Lyrics

From the first rays of morning
As they break the clouds of night
Radiant fingers split the curtains
Draw me blinking to the light
O majestic Creator
Help me live within your sight
As I give my life to you today

Lord I give you the pathways
That my feet will traverse
On the roads often travelled
Or the highways less rehearsed
Watch my coming and going
God of all the universe
For I want to follow you today

When it goes against the grain 
Though the world should turn in hate 
Help me always follow you 

Lord I offer the work that
I’ve been given to do
Help me through the tasks before me
Whether many, whether few
May my joy be unchanging
Knowing who I am in you
Fill me up to live for you today

In the day’s interactions
With the people I will see
Closest friend or distant stranger
To love them as you love me
Help me just to be like Jesus
Even love my enemies
As I seek to follow you today

When it goes against the grain 
Though the world should turn in hate 
I will follow after you 

Lord I give you the evening
Praise you in the fading light
As I come to my resting
Be my peace in the night
Even speak in my dreaming
And when morning comes again
I will follow you until the end

© Ben Trigg 2014

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