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Day is dawning in the east; Souls are gath'ring for the feast

Day is dawning in the east; Souls are gath'ring for the feast

Author: Mary A. Lathbury
Tune: [Day is dying in the west] (Sherwin)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Day is dawning in the east;
Souls are gath'ring for the feast;
Wait and worship while the day
Sends her glorious light away
Thro' all the earth.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!
Heav'n and earth are full of Thee,
Heav'n and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord Most High! A-men.

2 While before Thy throne we fall,
And upon Thy name we call,
Thro' the glory and the grace
Of the skies that veil Thy face,
Our hearts ascend. [Refrain]

3 When forever from our sight
Pass the stars, the day, the night,
Lord of angels, on our eyes
Let eternal morning rise,
And shadows end. [Refrain]

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #637

Author: Mary A. Lathbury

Lathbury, Mary Ann, was born in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, Aug. 10, 1841. Miss Lathbury writes somewhat extensively for the American religious periodical press, and is well and favourably known (see the Century Magazine, Jan., 1885, p. 342). Of her hymns which have come into common use we have:— 1. Break Thou the bread of life. Communion with God. A "Study Song" for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, written in the summer of 1880. It is in Horder's (Eng.) Congregational Hymns, 1884. 2. Day is dying in the west. Evening. "Written at the request of the Rev. John H. Vincent, D.D., in the summer of 1880. It was a "Vesper Song," and has been frequently used in the responsive services of the Chautauqua Literary and Sc… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day is dawning in the east; Souls are gath'ring for the feast
Author: Mary A. Lathbury
Refrain First Line: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts


[Day is dying in the west] (Sherwin)

William Fiske Sherwin (b. Buckland, MA, 1826; d. Boston, MA, 1888) composed EVENING PRAISE (also called CHAUTAUQUA) in 1877 as the tune to Mary A. Lathbury's text "Day Is Dying in the West." The text and tune were included in the hymnal (1878), and the song was sung at vespers at the Lake Chautauqu…

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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American Lutheran Hymnal #637

Songs of Praise #d55

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d54

Youth Inspiral #d10

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