When morning dawns, I am looking ~

Things to praise and thank You for.

Oh, God, they are so plenteous;

Every second more in store ...

The sunrise in its beauty, when

The birds just start to stir,

The music of the early morn ~

The beams of light that blur ...

To look like shafts of dewy light

That dances in the morning;

To choruses of angel wings

Imagined in the dawning!

Then, moonbeams dancing on my skin,

Stars twinkling in my eyes

As I lie beneath your perfect realm

And admire the midnight skies.

This night is filled with wonder,

Like so many nights before.

As I gaze into infinity,

I'm filled with awe once more.

Oh, what a perfect canvas

This midnight sky displays!

And such a beautiful work of art

God's handiwork conveys!

Who dares to count the stars above

And give each one a name? It is the One

Who loves me most

And is evermore the same!

I looked for You at early dawn

And You were faithful ~ true!

Still, at midnight’s darkest hour

I feel the hand of You!

© 2004 by Joan Clifton Costner & Vickie Lambdin

"I will never leave you ... nor forsake you."