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Another day its course hath run

Another day its course hath run

Author: John Pierpont
Published in 35 hymnals

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Another day its course hath run,
And still, O God! Thy child is blest;
For Thou hast been by day my sun,
And Thou wilt be by night my rest.

Sweet sleep descends, mine eyes to close;
And now, while all the world is still,
I give my body to repose,
My spirit to my Father’s will.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #372

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 [sic. 1845] (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this… Go to person page >

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First Line: Another day its course hath run
Author: John Pierpont
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 35 of 35)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #372

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #372

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #372

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #590

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #590

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d11

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Children's Praise #9

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #686

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Church Harmonies #927

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #723

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d27

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Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #4

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Hymns for Schools #376

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d5

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d11

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d21

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d26

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Services for Congregational Worship #527

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #25

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #320

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d33

The Carol #d8

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d26

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d25

The Christian Psalter #d29

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #103

The Little Hymn Book #d5

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d20

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The Sabbath School Lute #41

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The Sunday School Singing Book #17

The Sunny Side #d7

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The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #4

Union Hymns. Rev. #d27

Union Hymns. Rev. #d29

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