Yet, "the Doxology" we know is not the complete song. It is merely the last verse of various hymns Rev. Ken penned (all with the same tune -- each hymn consisting of a bunch of verses.)
As chaplain of Winchester School, he taught the students his hymns, and they sang them every day -- a Hymn for the Morning, another one at bedtime. He also wrote a hymn for the middle of the night, if you can't sleep or have bad dreams.
So, I took the wild risk, and led the congregation in singing all three hymns -- like an acapella choir. They did great and sang with gusto!Morning Hymn
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
All praise to Thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine own almighty wings.
When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No powers of darkness me molest.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavn't host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.