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God's gift of day and night

In the early morning, Dark shadows stay

Author: Ida F. Leyda
Published in 12 hymnals

Full Text

1 In the early morning
Dark shadows stay
Till the sunbeams bring us
God's gift of day.

2 When the day is ended
Stars shining bright
Bring to tired children
God's gift of night.

3 Father, now we thank Thee,
For morning light,
For our days of gladness,
For rest of night.


Source: The Hymnal #493

Author: Ida F. Leyda

Buried: Harrison Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa. Leyda’s husband apparently had a publishing company in Wapello, Iowa, and (perhaps later) Chicago, Illinois. Her works include: Junior Hymns and Carols. A Book of Hymns and Services for the Junior Department, 1911 Carols: A Book of Songs and Services for the Beginners and Primary Grades of the Sunday School, 1914 Melodies; for Children’s Voices in the Home and Sunday School (Chicago, Illinois: Leyda Publishing Company, 1916)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the early morning, Dark shadows stay
Title: God's gift of day and night
Author: Ida F. Leyda
Copyright: Public Domain



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