Break, day of God, O break, The night has lingered long

Break, day of God, O break, The night has lingered long

Author: Henry Burton
Tune: CHRISTCHURCH (Steggall)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Break, day of God, O break!
The night has lingered long,
our hearts with sighing wake;
we weep for sin and wrong:
O bright and Morning star, draw near;
O Sun of Righteousness, appear.

2 Break, day of God, O break!
The earth with strife is worn;
the hills with thunder shake,
hearts of the people mourn:
break, day of God, sweet day of peace,
and bid the shout of warriors cease.

3 Break, day of God, O break,
like to the days above!
Let purity awake,
and faith, and hope, and love.
But lo! We see the brightening sky;
the golden morn is drawing nigh.

Source: Common Praise (1998) #99

Author: Henry Burton

Rv Alfred Henry Burton DD United Kingdom 1840-1930. Born at Swannington, Leicestershire, he emigrated with family to America and became a student at Beloit College, WI, graduating with honours. After a pastorate in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Monroe, WI, he returned to England and entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1865. He married Ellen Pearse. He then ministered mostly in Lanca-shire and London. Published works include ”Gleanings in the gospels:, “Wayside songs”, “St. Luke in Expositor's Bible”. John Perry… Go to person page >

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Common Praise (1998) #99

The Book of Common Praise of the Reformed Episcopal Church #6

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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