O that we could begin this day
in devout meditations,
in joy unspeakable,
and in blessing and praising Thee,
who hast given us such good hope
and everlasting consolation.
Lift up our minds
above all these little things below,
which are apt to distract our thoughts;
and keep them above
till our hearts are fully bent
to seek Thee every day,
in the way wherein Jesus hath gone before us.