Award of Merit
2007 LDS Church Music Submission Competition, Hymn Text Category

May Thy Daystar Rise in Me

Charity Never Failing Sheet music image May Thy Daystar Rise in Me (SATB)

"May Thy Daystar Rise in Me" is taken from 2 Peter 1:19: "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts."

Text: Toni Thomas   Music: Diane Tuiofu

As sun and moon roll on their wings

And by Thy holy reckonings,

Do give their light by night and day,

So Father may my life portray

Thy glory and Thy majesty;

Then may Thy Daystar rise in me.


In darkness, still, Thy light transcends

Though darkness doth not comprehend.

Thy children walk by noonday light

Through all the stark and fearful night.

Oh, Father, I Thy child would be!

Oh, may Thy Daystar rise in me.


When I have taught mine eye to be

Kept single to Thy majesty,

Then shall my soul be filled with light,

And former darkness flee my sight.

Thus quickened, then, am I in Thee,

Then shall Thy Daystar rise in me.


Tomorrow dawns that perfect day,

When care and shadow fade away.

I'll see my Savior, face to face,

And live forever in Thy grace.

Oh, Father, hear my humble plea

And will Thy Daystar rise in me!