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The morning sun shines from the east

The morning sun shines from the east

Author: Jezaniah Sumner
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The morning sun shines from the east,
And spreads his glories to the west,
All nations with his beams are blest,
Where'er the radiant light appears.
So science spreads her lucid ray
O'er lands which long in darkness lay
She visits fair Columbia,
And sets her sons among the stars.
Fair freedom her attendant waits,
To bless the portals of her gates,
To crown the young and rising states
With laurels of immortal day:
The British yoke, the Gallic chain,
Was urged upon our necks in vain,
All haughty tyrants we disdain,
And shout, Long live America.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: Jezaniah Sumner

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First Line: The morning sun shines from the east
Author: Jezaniah Sumner



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National Hymns #d123
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #214Page Scan
The Bible Harp #d253
The Christian Harmony #d112
The Public School Singing Book: a collection of original and other songs, odes, hymns, anthems, and chants used in the various public schools #58aPage Scan
The School Psalter #d266
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #210TextAudioPage Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #210
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #210Page Scan
Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music: selected from the most eminent and approved authors in that science, for the use of Christian churches of every denomination...(Stereotype ed., Enl. and Imp.) #130Page Scan