"My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up… Lead me, O LORD, in Thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make Thy way straight before my face" (Psalm 5:3,8). "My son, keep thy Father's commandment… When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee" (Proverbs 6:20-22). "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth" (Revelation 16:15).
I lift my voice to God each morning,
And His voice also I have heard.
His comfort, counsel, and His warning
Are waiting for me in His Word.
I'm looking upward every day
To God, who knows what I will face
With snares and trials in my way,
Yet He protects me by His grace.
He leads me upward with His hand;
He keeps me when I sleep at night.
He wakes me up with His command,
And in His presence I delight.
O Lord, I've heard Your voice commanding
To watch and pray till You return.
This is the upward understanding
By which You lead me as I learn.