Hark! upon the morning breezes,
In the darkness, ere the waking,
Music sweet the senses pleases,
Soft upon the stillness breaking;
"Glory, Glory!" this the singing,
Welcome to Immanuel bringing.
Shepherds at their watch beholding
Angels clad in glistening whiteness,
Heard the wondrous news unfolding
'Mid that dazzling scene of brightness:
"Glory, Glory!" peace, and kindness,
Light is breaking on our blindness.
Glorious morn! The sun, uprising,
Shone upon a world rejoicing;
God is with us--truth surprising!
List to song the message voicing:
"Glory, Glory!" ages told it,
Heavenly voices now unfold it.
God adored, our nature wearing!
Ah, such condescending meekness!
Stooping to a world despairing,
Full of pity for our weakness:
"Glory, Glory!" praises swelling,
God hath made with man His dwelling.
Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:—
1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >
Display Title: Hark! Upon The Morning BreezesFirst Line: Hark! upon the morning breezesTune Title: BIJAKOVICIAuthor: John BrownlieMeter: 88.88.88Source: Author unknwon; Tr: Hymns from the Morningland (Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1911)