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Splendor of the morning sunlight
Shines into my heart to-day,
Floods each cranny of my being
With new strength and spirit gay.
Let me use the golden hours
As they glide so swiftly by;
Fill them with a precious freight of
Truth and Love and Knowledge high.
And when evening comes and kindling
Stars my conduct seem to ask,
May I look aloft and tell them
I have finished well my task.
“Morning Song [splendor of the morning sunlight]” is a hymn by Felix Adler, published in The Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of songs, services and responses for Jewish Sabbath schools, and homes (4th rev. ed., 1897), hymn no. 23.
“Morning Song, a hymn by Felix Adler (1897)” is shared through the Open Siddur Project with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International copyleft license.
Works of related interest:
Prière avant l’instruction | A Child’s Prayer Before School, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)
Prière après l’instruction | A Child’s Prayer After School, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)
With Grateful Hearts of Song and Praise, a “School Hymn” by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1856)