Bring, O morn, thy music, bring, O night, thy silence

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1 Bring, O morn, thy music! Bring, O night, thy silence!
Ocean, chant the rapture to the storm-wind coursing free!
Sun and stars are singing, Thou art our Creator,
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.

2 Life and death, Thy creatures, praise Thee, Mighty Giver;
Praise and prayer are rising in Thy beast and bird and tree;
Lo! they praise and vanish, vanish at Thy bidding,
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.

3 Light us, lead us! love us! cry Thy groping nations,
Pleading in the thousand tongues and naming only Thee,
Weaving blindly out Thy holy, happy purpose,
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.

4 Life nor death can part us, O Thou Love eternal,
Shepherd of the wand'ring star, and souls that wayward flee;
Homeward draws our spirit to Thy Spirit yearning,
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.


Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #29

Author: William Channing Gannett

Gannett, William Channing, M.A., s. of Dr. Ezra Stiles Gannett, was b. at Boston, March 13, 1840, and educated at Harvard College, 1860, and the Divinity School, Cambridge. Entered the Unitarian Ministry in 1868, and after filling several pastorates he became Pastor of the Unitarian Church at Rochester, N.Y., 1889. Mr. Gannett's hymns, mainly written for special occasions, were included in great part in The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems, Boston, 1st Series 1885,2nd Series 1894, the combined production of F. L. Hosmer (q.v.) and himself. Of Mr. Gannett's hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Bring, 0 morn, thy music [God Everlasting.] Written in 1893, and printed in A Chorus of Faith, being an account and resume of the Parli… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bring, O morn, thy music, bring, O night, thy silence
Author: William Channing Gannett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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