497. The Morning Light is Breaking

1 The morning light is breaking,
The darkness disappears;
The sons of earth are waking
To penitential tears.
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean
Brings tidings from afar
Of nations in commotion,
Prepared for Zion's war.

2 See heathen nations bending
Before the God we love,
And thousand hearts ascending
In gratitude above,
While sinners, now confessing,
The Gospel call obey,
And seek the Savior's blessing,
A nation in a day.

3 Blest river of salvation,
Pursue thy onward way;
Flow thou to ev'ry nation
Nor in thy richness stay:
Stay not till all the lowly
Triumphant reach their home;
Stay not till all the holy
Proclaim, "The Lord is come."


Text Information
First Line: The morning light is breaking
Title: The Morning Light is Breaking
Author: Samuel F. Smith (1523)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Name: WEBB
Composer: George J. Webb (1837)
Key: B♭ Major

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