O golden day so long desired

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1 O golden day so long desired,
Born of a darksome night,
The swinging globe at last is fired
By thy resplendent light;
And Hark! like Memnon's morning chord,
Is heard from sea to sea
This song: “One Master, Christ; the Lord,
And brethren all are we.”

2 The noises of the night shall cease,
The storms no longer roar;
The factious foes of God's own peace
Shall vex His church no more;
A thousand thousand voices sing
In surging harmony,
This song: “One Master, Saviour, King,
And brethren all are we.”

3 Sing on, ye chorus of the morn,
Your grand Endeavor strain,
Till Christian hearts, estranged and torn,
Blend in the glad refrain;
And all the church, with all its pow'rs,
In loving loyalty
Shall sing, “One Master, Christ, is ours,
And brethren all are we.”

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #100

Author: Charles A. Dickinson

Charles Albert Dickinson was born July 4, 1849. He spent the first sixteen years of his life living on his family farm in Westminster, Vermont. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 1872. He then went on to graduate from Harvard College in 1876 and Andover Seminary in 1879. Dickinson served as pastor of Payson Memorial Church in Portland, Maine and Kirk Street Church in Lowell, Massachusetts before assuming his thirteen-year post at Berkeley Street Church in Boston, MA. in 1887. Under Dickinson's auspices, Berkeley Street Church became Berkeley Temple and greatly expanded its community outreach and so-called "rescue work," including the establishment of New England Kurn Hattin Homes for "homeless and neglecte… Go to person page >

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First Line: O golden day so long desired
Author: Charles A. Dickinson



Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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