Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith, b. 1926 Hymnal: Hymnal Supplement 98 #832 (1998) Meter: 126.96.36.199.7.7 Hymnal Title: Hymnal Supplement 98 Lyrics: 1 Long before the world is waking,
Morning mist on Galilee,
From the shore, as dawn is breaking,
Jesus calls across the sea;
Hails the boat of weary men,
Bids them cast their net again.
2 So they cast, and all their heaving
Cannot haul their catch aboard;
John in wonder turns, perceiving,
Cries aloud, "It is the Lord!"
Peter waits for nothing more,
Plunges in to swim ashore.
3 Charcoal embers brightly burning,
Bread and fish upon them laid:
Jesus stands at day's returning
In His risen life arrayed;
As of old His friends to greet,
"Here is breakfast; come and eat."
4 Christ is risen! Grief and sighing,
Sins and sorrows, fall behind;
Fear and failure, doubt, denying,
Full and free forgiveness find.
All the soul's dark night is past,
Morning breaks in joy at last.
5 Morning breaks, and Jesus meets us,
Feeds and comforts, pardons still;
As His faithful friends He greets us,
Partners of His work and will.
All our days, on ev'ry shore,
Christ is ours for evermore! Topics: Easter; Morning Scripture: John 21:1-17 Languages: English Tune Title: ALL SAINTS (ZEUCH MICH)
Long Before the World Is Waking