|Text:||I Owe the Lord a Morning Song|
|Author:||Amos F. Herr|
|Composer:||Amos Forrer Herr|
1. I owe the Lord a morning song
Of gratitude and praise,
For the kind mercy He has shown
In lengthening out my days.
2. He kept me safe another night;
I see another day;
Now may His Spirit, as the light,
Direct me in His way.
3. Keep me from danger and from sin;
Help me Thy will to do,
So that my heart be pure within;
And I Thy goodness know.
4. Keep me till Thou wilt call me hence,
Where never night can be;
And save me, Lord, for Jesus’ sake.
He shed His blood for me.
|First Line:||I owe the Lord a morning song|
|Title:||I Owe the Lord a Morning Song|
|Author:||Amos F. Herr (1890)|
|Composer:||Amos Forrer Herr (1890)|
|Incipit:||11512 34321 71232|
|Source:||Hymns and Tunes for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools (Elkhart, Indiana: Mennonite Publishing Company, 1890), number 169|
|Notes:||Forr wrote this hymn one Sunday morning when the snow was so deep that his horse could not make it through the drifts to get him to church.|
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