As the Sun/Son Rises: Readings in Parallel
As the Sun Rises
As the Sun Rises,
What a glorious view
Of yellow, orange, and red –
I take the time
To thank God for a day, new
Of life, of Jesus, of blessings
Of loved ones, too.
When the Sun Rises utterly,
I relax with mind, not cluttery
With Bible and hymnal in hand
I ready myself for worship within.
I thank God of heaven
For that sunrise He made.
What a wonderful way
To begin a new day!
—Charles B. Mayes
As the Son Rises
As the Son Rises,
A glory to view,
Bursting forth from the opened tomb
Yellow, orange, and red hues.
We take this time
To thank God for Life, anew
Through Jesus’ resurrection
Showing His love for all, too.
When the Son Rises utterly,
His peace brings clarity, not cluttery
With His Word and singing hymns
The Disciples now worship Him.
We thank our God of heaven
For sending His Son to rise.
We trust and obey,
As we begin a new day!
— Charles B. Mayes
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