Words by Charles Wesley, 1749
Music by Dean McIntyre, 2013, and William Bradbury, 1863
Scripture Reference: Psalm 51:15
Topical Reference: morning; hope; joy; praise
This hymn text by Charles Wesley was originally titled "For the Morning" and is certainly appropriate for Morning Prayer or any opportunity for singing praise. There are two musical settings provided, the first the traditional hymnal setting of the William Bradbury tune, THE SOLID ROCK, usually sung to the hymn, "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less." The second is a high-energy contemporary setting, loosely based on Bradbury’s tune but arranged with lots of energy and drive.