At Length There Dawns the Glorious Day

At length there dawns the glorious day

Author: Ozora Stearns Davis (1909)
Tune: ALL SAINTS NEW (Cutler)
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1 At length there dawns the glorious day
By prophets long foretold;
At length the chorus clearer grows
That shepherds heard of old.
The day of dawning Brotherhood
Breaks on our eager eyes,
And human hatreds flee before
The radiant eastern skies.

2 For what are sundering strains of blood,
Or ancient caste and creed?
One claim unites all men in God
To serve each human need.
Then here together, brother-men,
We pledge the Lord anew
Our loyal love, our stalwart faith,
Our service strong and true.

3 One common faith unites us all,
We seek one common goal,
One tender comfort broods upon
The struggling human soul.
To this clear call of Brotherhood
Our hearts responsive ring;
We join the glorious new crusade
Of our great Lord and King.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #379

Author: Ozora Stearns Davis

Born: Ju­ly 30, 1866, Wheel­ock, Ver­mont. Died: March 15, 1931, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Davis grew up in White Ri­ver Junc­tion, Ver­mont, and by age 15 was an ex­pert tel­e­graph op­er­at­or. He at­tend­ed St. Johns­bu­ry Acad­e­my and grad­u­at­ed from Dart­mouth Coll­ege, Han­o­ver, New Hamp­shire, in 1889. With the aid of a fel­low­ship from Hart­ford The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, he earned a PhD in Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny. He pas­tored in Spring­field, Ver­mont; New­ton­ville, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and New Bri­tain, Con­nec­ti­cut. From 1909-29, he was pres­i­dent of Ch­i­ca­go The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary. In 1927 he be­came Mod­er­at­or of the Na­tion­al Coun­cil of Cong… Go to person page >

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First Line: At length there dawns the glorious day
Title: At Length There Dawns the Glorious Day
Author: Ozora Stearns Davis (1909)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To this clear call of brotherhood
Copyright: Public Domain



Henry Stephen Cutler (b. Boston, MA, 1824; d. Boston, 1902) composed ALL SAINTS NEW in 1872 for Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) text "The Son of God Goes Forth to War," and the two were published together in Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). That text refers to "the glorious band" of God's people, h…

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ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published by William Gawler (b. Lambeth, London, England, 1750; d. London, 1809) in 1789 in his London collection Hymns and Psalms Used at the Asylum for Female Orphans (1785-1789). Gawler was organist at the Asylum of Refuge for French Orphans in Lambeth, th…

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