At Dawn I Seek You

“All of Stout’s works are atmospheric, but none more so than
the anthem for choir and organ At Dawn I Seek You.”

                                            Organists’ Review, October 2008

At dawn I seek you, Refuge, Rock sublime,
My morning prayer I offer, and those at evening time.
I tremble in your awesome Presence, contrite,
For my deepest secrets lie stripped before your sight.
My tongue, what can it say? My heart, what can it do?
What is my strength, what is my spirit, too?
But should music be sweet to You in mortal key,
Your praises will I sing so long as breath’s in me.

© Alastair Stout 2022