O timely happy, timely wise
O timely happy, timely wise. John Keble* (1792-1866).
Like ‘New every morning is the love’* this is taken from the first poem in Keble’s The Christian Year (1827), entitled ‘Morning’, written on 20 September 1822. The poem began with the lines:
Hues of the rich unfolding morn,That, ere the glorious sun be born,By some soft touch invisibleAround his path are taught to swell;—
The hymn as above begins with stanza 5:
O timely happy, timely wise,Hearts that with rising morn arise!Eyes that the beam celestial view,Which evermore makes all things new!
Many hymnbooks begin with stanza 6, ‘New every morning is the love’*, but the version beginning as above is frequently found.
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