God's gift of day and night

In the early morning, Dark shadows stay

Author: Ida F. Leyda
Tune: CELESTIAL VOICES
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative 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.

Amen.

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) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/l/e/y/leyda_if.htm  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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Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A First Book in Hymns and Worship #10

A Hymnal for Friends #169

Bless the Lord #d14

Carols #d12

Children's Carols #d13

Our Hymns of Praise #d55

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Primary School Carols: a Hymnal for the Beginners' and Primary Departments of Sunday Schools #50

School Carols #d129

Sing, Children, Sing #d20

Songs for Little Children #d20

The Canadian Youth Hymnal #103

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The Hymnal #493

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