Gone is the hollow, murky night,
With all its shadows dun;
O shine upon us, heavenly light,
As on the earth the sun!
Pour on our hearts Thy heavenly beam,
In radiance sublime!
Retire before that ray supreme,
Ye sins of elder time!
Lo, on the morn that now is here
No night shall ever fall;
But faith shall burn, undimmed and clear,
Till God be all in all.
This is the dawn of infant faith;
The day will follow soon,
When hope shall breathe with freer breath,
And morn be lost in noon;
For to the seed that’s sown to-day
A harvest time is given,
When charity with faith to stay,
Shall make on earth a heaven.
Gone is the hollow, murky night. [Morning.] This, in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, No. 178, is composed of stanzas iv.-viii. of T. Doubleday's translation of "Aeterna cocli gloria,” in his Hymnarium Anglicanum, 1844, p. 25. This form of the text was given in the Unitarian Book of Hymns, Boston, U. S. A., 1848, No. 600, and from thence passed into Martineau's Hymns, 1873.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #600||Brightening Unto the Perfect Day||Gone is the hollow, murky night||C. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #600||Gone is the hollow, murky night||1848||Breviary|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d221||Gone is the hollow, murky night||T. Doubleday||1878|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #474||Gone is the hollow, murky night||1883||Breviary|
|Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #466||Brightening unto the perfect day||Gone is the hollow, murky night||1868||Breviary|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #522||Gone is the hollow, murky night||1853|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #522||Gone is the hollow, murky night||1857|
|Hymns of the Spirit #717||Gone is the hollow, murky night||1864|
|Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d129||Gone is the hollow, murky night||T. Doubleday||1904|