Rise, O my soul

Set by George Dyson (1883 - 1964), "Rise, O my soul", 1945-9, from Quo Vadis: a Cycle of Poems, no. 2  [sung text checked 1 time]

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Rise, O my soul! with thy desires to heaven,
And [with divinest contemplation]1 use
Thy time, [when]2 time's eternity is given,
And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse;
But down in [darkness]3 let them lie;
So live thy better, let thy worse thoughts die.

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1 omitted by Dyson.
2 Dyson: "where"
3 Dyson: "midnight darkness"

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To Musicke bent is my retyred minde,
And faine would I some song of pleasure sing ;
But in vaine ioys no comfort now I finde,
From heau'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring.
Thy power, O God, thy mercies, to record,
Will sweeten eu'ry note and eu'ry word.

All earthly pompe or beauty to expresse,
Is but to carue in snow, on waues to write.
Celestiall things, though men conceiue them lesse,
Yet fullest are they in themselues of light :
Such beames they yeeld as know no meanes to dye,
Such heate they cast as lifts the Spirit high.

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O make us apt to seek, and quick to find,
     Thou God, most kind:
Give us Love, Hope and Faith in thee to trust,
     Thou God, most just:
Remit all our offences, we intreat,
     Most Good, most Great:
Grant that our willing though unworthy quest
May, through thy Grace, admit us 'mongst the blest.

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God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in mine heart, and in my thinking;
God be at [my end, and in]1 my departing.

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1 Dyson: "mine end, and at"

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