So soone as ye see the daie breake, and light appeare in the skie, praie.
O Day-star most bright: O light most glorious and true, from whence this light of the daie dooth spring: O light which lightest euerie man that commeth into this world: without whome, all is most hor∣rible darkenesse. How is light gi∣uen to them that are in miserie? and life to a wretch that hath a heauie hart? I looked for light, and behold, I haue found it: I wished for daie, and lo, the starres of the twy-light doo appeere; and I see (I thanke thee) the dawning of the daie. Darkenesse dooth no longer possesse the night, nor the shadowe of death staine the daie. For the blacke man∣tell is gone, and the thicke clouds are dispearsed, so that the light dooth begin to shine, and spread it selfe a∣broad to our comfort.
O that the night of perturbations being ouerpas∣sed, Page 367 the morning light of comfort and grace might like∣wise spring in our hart! O that darkenesse might so be expelled, that light might be kindled, and the daie of gladnesse and ioie luckilie shine vpon vs: that beeing translated from darkenes to light, from perishing in∣to safegard, from death to life, from hell to heauen, we might continuallie praise thee, who onlie hast immor∣talitie, and dwellest in the light that none can attaine vnto,