99. Break, Day of God, O Break!

1 Break, day of God, O break!
The night has lingered long,
our hearts with sighing wake;
we weep for sin and wrong:
O bright and Morning star, draw near;
O Sun of Righteousness, appear.

2 Break, day of God, O break!
The earth with strife is worn;
the hills with thunder shake,
hearts of the people mourn:
break, day of God, sweet day of peace,
and bid the shout of warriors cease.

3 Break, day of God, O break,
like to the days above!
Let purity awake,
and faith, and hope, and love.
But lo! We see the brightening sky;
the golden morn is drawing nigh.

Text Information
First Line: Break, day of God, O break!
Title: Break, Day of God, O Break!
Author: Henry Burton (1840 - 1930)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 66 66 88
Scripture: Psalm 30; Psalm 46; Psalm 130; Isaiah 58:1-14; Isaiah 64:1-9; Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Revelation 22:1-21
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Steggall (1826-1905)
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: C Major
Notes: Alt setting 238

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