Beautiful Day

Beautiful day, lovely thy light

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune: [Beautiful day, lovely thy light]
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beautiful day, lovely thy light;
Holy each ray, nothing like night;
Cloudless the sky; peaceful my stay
Here in the sunlight of beautiful day.

Beautiful, beautiful day,
Evermore shine on my way,
Savior, I pray, keep me alway,
Safe in this beautiful day.

2 Beautiful day, calm was thy dawn;
Joyous the lay, blessed the morn,
When in my heart, over my way,
First shone the noontide of beautiful day. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful day, perfectly bright;
Jesus alway, boundless delight.
Bless all around, heav’n by the way,
Shining in fulness, oh, beautiful day. [Refrain]

4 Beautiful day, haven of rest;
Ev’ry one may come and be blest;
Glory to God, naught can dismay;
Christ is the light of this beautiful day. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #90

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful day, lovely thy light
Title: Beautiful Day
Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful, beautiful day
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of the New Life #R18

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Songs of Triumph [with Supplement] #a47

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Songs of Triumph #47

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The Best of All #90

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The Quartet #18

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The Revival Wave #18

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The Royal Fountain No. 3 #44[18]

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