See the morning sun ascending

See the morning sun ascending. Charles Parkin* (1884-1981). The text appeared first as one of the new ‘Hymns of Adoration’ in the Methodist Book of Hymns (1966). It was retained in UMH (1989), and it was  also included in the Canadian VU  (1996).  This morning hymn offers a reflection on the sunrise — a daily reminder of God’s enduring presence. The sunrise as a call to praise is evident throughout the biblical witness. For example, Psalm 113 calls us to praise God ‘From sunrise to sunset’. Jeremiah describes God’s love in Lamentations 3: 22–23: ‘The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise’. As such, the sunrise is a significant...

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