Dear God, early will I seek you. Before the others stir, before the day creatures roam, before awareness of my needs crushes me. The dawn announces a full day of your sunshine, and I will have already sought you.
Why must I surrender so early to your will, dear Lord? It is my way of devotion. Let my duties to you come before all else today.
The sun will already be shining upon my shoulders as I go out from here. Let me walk erect under your gaze.