The fairness of the day is come,
The radiant dawning of the sun;
And all the earth in every hue,
To brightly shine begins anew.
O Christ, who far outshine the dawn;
To know you perfectly we long;
To you we turn with hymns of praise,
Who live and reign through endless days.
Let all our speaking be sincere,
Our hearts by truth and goodness cheered,
That gladness, bright as dawning sun,
May light our minds when day is done.
As we sang this hymn at Lauds, we were reminded how much we long for Jesus and will depend on his loving-kindness all the day long.
Photograph by Father Emmanuel. Excerpts from the hymn Sol Amoris.