Hues of the rich unfolding morn. J. Keble. [Morning.] Written Sept. 20, 1822, and first published in his Christian Year, 1827, as the opening poem, in 16 stanzas of 4 lines. From it the following centos have come into common use:—
1. Hues of the rich unfolding morn. (stanza i.) In a few collections.
2. O! timely happy, timely wise. (stanza v.) This is in a large number of hymn-books.
3. New every morning is the love. (stanza vi.) This cento of various lengths is in extensive use in Great Britain and America, and, as a hymn, it ranks as one of the most popular of Keble's compositions. This is translated into Latin by K. Bingham, in his Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871, as "Omni oriente die lecto quum surgimus, horas."
4. If on our daily course our mind. (stanza viii.) In several collections.
5. At for some dear familiar strain. (stanza x.) In limited use.
The whole poem was given in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840; and again in his Hymns of Praise & Prayer, 1873.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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