From peaceful slumber waking

From peaceful slumber waking

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 From peaceful slumber waking,
We sing, O Lord, Thy praise.
When o'er the world is breaking
Another day of grace--
A day that soon shall perish,
As yesterdays are past--
O, teach us, then, to cherish
Each moment as our last.

2 Farther of light and beauty,
The light divine us send
To see and do our duty,
Lest when this day shall end
Our conscience doth accuse us
Of sin and trespass done,
And shame our face suffuses
At blush of setting sun.

3 Give God thy heart, thy labor,
Walk in thy Saviour's grace,
And be unto thy neighbor
A present help always:
The Name of Christ we hallow
Not by our faith alone;
If we His path would follow,
His will through us be done.

4 Blest be each faithful servant,
Whene'er the Lord shall come;
The dutiful and fervent
He taketh to His home,
To share with Him in glory
What eye hath not beheld,
Nor tongue hath told in story,
Nor mortal heart hath held.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #537

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadf√§stad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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First Line: From peaceful slumber waking
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Copyright: Public Domain



GREENLAND, an example of the popular nineteenth-century practice of creating hymn tunes from the works of classical composers, is thought to be originally from one of J. Michael Haydn's (PHH 67) "Deutschen Kirchen Messen." The tune acquired its title from its occasional association with the text "Fr…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #558

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d39

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #537


The Hymnal and Order of Service #537

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d135

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