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When the morning from the skies

When the morning from the skies

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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When the morning from the skies
Pours on earth its glorious rays,
Up, my soul, from slumber rise,
Give the God of light thy praise.

When the earth with beauty decked,
Spreads her verdant mantle broad,
Let thy garb the hues reflect
Of the holiness of God.

While the sun his course fulfils
Till the shining day is done,
For the task His wisdom wills,
Gird thee till the goal is won.

Every morn of every day
Heed the voice of God that calls;
Swiftly His behests obey
Ere the silent darkness falls.

Day is passing, night is near,--
Life is but a day at best;
Serve Thy God with holy fear,
If the night would bring you rest.

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: When the morning from the skies
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English



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