The rising sun that lights the sea
And warms each mile so gradually
Lies hidden from our mortal sight
But none the less dispels the night.
Like this, God’s Word with brilliant force
Though few at first, discern the source
Has burst upon the sea of men
And lit the future once again.
How many will proclaim his signs
When the truth shines bright from the day sky?
But blessed are they, whose faith’s first sworn,
In these still, dark hours of earliest morn.c. James P. West 2010