As by the light of opening day

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" What shall separate us from the love of
Christ r [C. M. A S by the light of opening day A S by the light of opening day
-^^ The stars are all conceal' d,
So earthly pleasures fade away
When Jesus is reveal' d.

2 Creatures no more divide my choice,
I bid them all depart;
His name, and love, and gracious voice
Shall fix my roving heart.

3 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
And wholly live to thee;
Yet worthless still myself I own,
Thy worth is all my plea.


Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (Rev. ed.) #246

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: As by the light of opening day
Author: John Newton

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d20

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d20

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #246

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d24

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d15

Songs for Men #d7

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #435

Songs for the New Life #d21

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #246

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #207a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d54

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