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In the early morning, when the sunbeams bright

In the early morning, when the sunbeams bright

Author: Elsie Byler-Burkhard
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. In the early morning, when the sunbeams bright
Shine around our pathway, scattering the night,
Jesus, gentle Savior, hear our earnest prayer;
Bless the little children, take us in Thy care.

2. When temptations gather, fears or foes affright,
When our footsteps waver in the path of right,
Jesus, tender Savior, with Thine arm uphold:
All our upward strivings in Thy love enfold.

3. When the shadows lengthen, bringing sweet repose,
Weary hands are folded, little eyelids close,
Jesus, loving Savior, guard us thro’ the night;
Keep Thy little children safe till morning light.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #813

Author: Elsie Byler-Burkhard

Born: April 2, 1883, West Liberty, Ohio. Died: July 25, 1958, Tempe, Arizona. Buried: Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe, Arizona. Daughter of Eli Hertzler Byler & Mary Ann Yoder, Elsie married Samuel Burkhard in August 1913 (possibly in Nebraska, where he was born). In 1920 they were living in Putnam County, Ohio. Elsie taught school for an unknown length of time. Walter Yoder was her cousin. Sources: Findagrave, accessed 20 Nov 2016 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (  Go to person page >

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First Line: In the early morning, when the sunbeams bright
Author: Elsie Byler-Burkhard



The Cyber Hymnal #813
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