1.) I met the LORD in the morning
When my day was at its best.
And his presence came like sunrise
With a glory in my breast.
2.) All day long his presence lingered.
All day long he stayed with me.
And we sailed with perfect calmness
O’er a very troubled sea.
3.) Other ships were blown and battered
Other ships were sore distressed
But the wind that seem to drive them
Brought to us a peace and rest.
4.) Then I think of other mornings
With a keen remorse in mind.
When I too have lost the mooring
With the presence left behind.
5.) Then I think I know the secret;
Learnt from many a troubled way.
You must meet God in the morning
If you want him all the day.
6.) For the promise He has given
My presence will go with you.
Under my wings you shall abide
And your strength I will renew.
This poem could be sung to the tune of “WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS”.
“If you can beat the devil in the matter of regular daily prayer, you can beat him anywhere. If he can beat you there, he can possibly beat you anywhere” – Evangelist Paul Rader.