The Morning Cometh

Glory to God, whose sovereign grace

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: CANONBURY
Published in 32 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Glory to God, whose sovereign grace
Hath animated senseless stones;
Called us to stand before His face,
And raised us into Abraham’s sons!

2. The people that in darkness lay,
In sin and error’s deadly shade,
Have seen a glorious gospel day,
In Jesus’ lovely face displayed.

3. Thou only, Lord, the work hast done,
And bared Thine arm in all our sight;
Hast made the reprobates Thine own,
And claimed the outcasts as Thy right.

4. Thy single arm, almighty Lord,
To us the great salvation brought,
Thy Word, Thy all-creating Word,
That spake at first the world from naught.

5. For this the saints lift up their voice,
And ceaseless praise to Thee is giv’n;
For this the hosts above rejoice,
We raise the happiness of Heav’n.

6. For this, no longer sons of night,
To Thee our thankful hearts we give;
To Thee, who called us into light,
To Thee we die, to Thee we live.

7. Suffice that for the season past
Hell’s horrid language filled our tongues,
We all Thy words behind us cast,
And lewdly sang the drunkard’s songs.

8. But, O the power of grace divine!
In hymns we now our voices raise,
Loudly in strange hosannas join,
And blasphemies are turned to praise!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1856

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glory to God, whose sovereign grace
Title: The Morning Cometh
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Glory to God, Whose sovereign grace. C. Wesley. [Thanksgiving for success in Special Work.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, p. 140, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and Bishop Ken's Doxology; and again in Select Hymns with Tunes Annext, 1761. It was written as a "Thanksgiving Hymn" for the conversion of numbers of the Kingswood colliers, and the consequent renovation of the whole neighbourhood. It was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 195 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 287). Its use is not extensive outside the Methodist collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1856
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1856

Include 31 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.