366. The Morning Light Is Breaking

1 The morning light is breaking;
The darkness disappears;
The sons of earth are waking
To penitential tears;
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean
Brings tidings from afar,
Of nations in commotion,
Prepared for Zion's war.

2 See heathen nations bending
Before the God we love,
And thousand hearts ascending
In gratitude above;
While sinners, now confessing,
The gospel call obey,
And seek the Saviour's blessing,
A nation in a day.

3 Blest river of salvation,
Pursue thine onward way;
Flow thou to every nation,
Nor in thy richness stay;
Stay not till all the lowly
Triumphant reach their home:
Stay not till all the holy
Proclaim, "The Lord is come!"

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The morning light is breaking
Title: The Morning Light Is Breaking
Author: Samuel Francis Smith (1832)
Publication Date: 1937
Meter: 7 6, 7 6. D.
Topic: Missions: Foreign; A Missionary Service
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WEBB
Composer: George James Webb (1830)
Meter: 7 6, 7 6. D.
Key: B♭ Major



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