Till the Day Dawn

Dear Savior, thro' the far-spent night

Author: Lucy A. Bennett (ca. 1902)
Tune: LOVE DIVINE (Holmes)
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1. Dear Savior, thro’ the far-spent night
We wait and watch for Thee;
The light of earth for us has set
Behind dark Calvary.

2. We yearn to see the rosy dawn
Whose promise beams afar;
And ever, with expectant hearts,
Desire the Morning Star.

3. Oh dawn most fair! Oh day most bright!
Across the eastern sky
The Advent-glory soon shall break—
Redemption draweth nigh.

4. It may be sooner than we think
Shall end the long delay!
It may be that the Bridegroom-King
E’en now is on His way!

Author: Lucy A. Bennett

Lucy A. Bennett was born on January 8, 1850 in Green Farm, Falfield, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. She was a staunch Methodist and a poet. She began to write poems, hymns and prose at an early age. As a young woman, she attended Keswick Conventions where she met and corresponded with prominent Christian leaders, including Christina Rosseti and C. H. Spurgeon. She was active at Mount Pleasant Chapel where she arranged for ministers, led a Bible Class for women, and visited and helped the poor and needy. She helped to found All Nations College, Upper Norwood and Mount Hermon College, Streatham Common. She died on March 10, 1927 Dianne Shapiro, from Mid-Victorian Poetry, 1860-1879: an annotated biobiliography by Catherine W. Reilly (Lon… Go to person page >

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First Line: Dear Savior, thro' the far-spent night
Title: Till the Day Dawn
Author: Lucy A. Bennett (ca. 1902)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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