1 Dawn purples all the east with light;
Day o’er the earth is gliding bright;
Morn’s sparkling rays their course begin;
Farewell to darkness and to sin!
2 Each evil dream of night, depart,
Each thought of guilt, forsake the heart!
Let every ill that darkness brought
Beneath its shade, now come to naught!
3 So that last morning, dread and great,
Which we with trembling hope await,
With blesséd light for us shall glow,
Who chant the song we learnt below.
4 O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Shall live and reign eternally.