Darkness o’er the world was brooding
Sadder than Egyptian gloom;
Souls by myriads lay in slumber
Deep as of the sealed tomb.
Earth had lost the links which bound it
To the throne of light above;
Yet an eye was watching o’er it,
And that eye was full of love.
Like a glorious beam of morning,
Straight a ray pierced through the cloud,
Spirits mightily awakening
From their dark and heavy shroud.
Still that ray shines on and brightens,
Chasing mist and gloom away;
Happy they on whom it gathers
With its full and perfect day!
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #104||The Dayspring From on High||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||Gaskell||7s. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #104||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||Gaskell||1848|
|The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #34||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||William Gaskell||1899|
|The Church Porch: a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools #29||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||William Gaskell||1874|
|The Gospel Psalmist #159||The Day-spring from on High||Darkness o'er the world was brooding||CUSHING||Gaskell||1861||The Bible ||