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All glorious, see, the morning breaks

All glorious, see, the morning breaks

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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All glorious, see, the morning breaks;
Awake, my soul, creation wakes;
And while the purple tints the skies,
Prepare for God thy sacrifice.

Thanks to my God, my best of friends,
For all the care His love extends;
For rest, and peace, and waking eyes
To view the light that fills the skies.

Let sleep my waking eyes forsake;
From sloth my soul her pinions shake;
And may the light that gladdens all,
Illume my task till evening fall.

O Christ, my Morning star, my Light,
With Thee no dread infects the night;
May darkness ne'er my life appal
Nor night, at noon-tide, darkly fall.

Bring me where morn eternal shines,
And light, unfailing, life entwines;
Where darkness ne'er its clouds unrolls
To charge with dread our fearful souls.

To Thee, O Christ, be endless praise,
O Morning star, my joy always;
Be aye my morn, for ever shine,
And fill my soul with peace divine.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All glorious, see, the morning breaks
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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