In the moment after dawn                                                                                                                                                       While wind or rain or thunder railing                                                                                                                                               My children still to sleep are hailing                                                                                                                                                  I think and smile and yawn                                                                                                                                                             In the quiet after dawn

In the quiet after dawn                                                                                                                                                                 I can ponder the universe: atom and leaf                                                                                                                                        Or steal downstairs like a sneaky theif                                                                                                                                              I would not for any money pawn                                                                                                                                                 This hush of after dawn

In the hush of after dawn                                                                                                                                                               My infant’s smile, I do see,                                                                                                                                                         And all the future pleasant be                                                                                                                                                          The wind it calms and shushes me                                                                                                                                                  In the silence after dawn

In the silence after dawn                                                                                                                                                             My angel babes will soon rise from bed                                                                                                                                           With hungry mouths and tousled heads                                                                                                                                            I turn my mind to their daily bread                                                                                                                                                 In the quiet after dawn

But then a quiet voice I hear, murmuring mildly in my ear                                                                                                               Come sit with me, right now, right here                                                                                                                                           In worship after dawn

The wind and rain are mine, you see,                                                                                                                                               I sent them so that I and thee                                                                                                                                                    Can for a quiet moment be                                                                                                                                                           In the stillness after dawn

So I turn from all my preparation,                                                                                                                                               Make haste to the source of my salvation,                                                                                                                                    And give thanks to the God of all creation                                                                                                                                       In the moment after dawn

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