Go, when the morning shineth

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1 Go when the morning shineth,
Go when the moon is bright;
Go when the day declineth,
Go in the hush of night;
Go with pure heart and feeling,
Cast earthly thoughts away,
And in thy chamber kneeling,
Do thou in secret pray.

2 Remember all who love thee;
All who are loved by thee;
Pray, too, for those who hate thee,
If any such there be.
Then for thyself in meekness,
A blessing humbly claim;
And link with each petition
Thy great Redeemer's Name.

3 But if 'tis e'er denied thee
In solitude to pray,
Should holy thought come o'er thee,
When friends are round the way--
E'en then, in silence breathing,
The spirit, rais'd above,
Will reach the throne of glory,
Of mercy, truth, and love.

4 When'er thou pin'st in sickness
Before His foot-stool fall;
Remember in thy gladness,
His love who gave them all.
Oh! not a joy or blessing
With this we can compare,
The power which He has given,
To approach His throne in prayer.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #143

Author: Jane C. Simpson

Simpson, Jane Cross, née Bell, daughter of James Bell, Advocate, of Glasgow, was born Nov. 12, 1811. She contributed several pieces to The Edinburgh Literary Journal, of which her brother, Henry G. Bell, was editor, under the nom de plume of Gertrude; and later to the Scottish Christian Herald. She was married in 1837 to her cousin, Mr. J. B. Simpson, of Glasgow; and died June 17, 1886. Her publications are:—(1) The Piety of Daily Life, 1836; (2) April Hours, 1838; (3) Woman's History, 1848; (4) Linda, or Beauty and Genius, 1859; (5) Picture Poems, 1879; (6) Linda, and other Poems, 1879. Her hymns in common use are:— 1. Go when the morning shineth. Prayer. This appeared in The Edinburgh Literary Journal, Feb. 26, 1831, in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Go, when the morning shineth
Author: Jane C. Simpson
Refrain First Line: Go to the throne of mercy


[Go when the morning shineth] (Gardiner)


George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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GENESIS (Garrett)



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