Incline Our Hearts

Inspired by “A Collect for the Renewal of Life

O God, the King eternal, light
Dividing, piercing densest dark,
Who puts the shadow of death to flight,
To birth the morn with brightest mark:

Drive far from us all wrong desires,
Incline our hearts to keep your law;
And guide our feet away from liars
To walk in peace, the righteous way.

And having done your will with cheer,
While yet it was day, and light still shone,
May we, at night, and free from fear,
Rejoice with thanks before your throne.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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