1 In the morning of grace, when the Sun first arose,
And the gospel divine put to flight all its foes,
The nations rejoiced, but forsook it so soon,
For the Sun in His strength was darkened at noon.
Light breaks at last! Hallelujah to God!
Darkness is past, let us shout it aloud:
From the mountains and hills let us gather the few
Who will stand for the right, and dare to be true.
2 Long years have we dwelt in confusion and strife,
And groped where contention and error were rife;
But now we have found what we sought for so long,
That the people of God unite in one throng. [Refrain]
3 Behold, now we see, by the evening’s fair light,
As it gleams from Mount Zion in radiance bright,
That the mist of confusion is passing away,
As the darkness recedes at breaking of day. [Refrain]
4 We have found it at last, the one holy flock,
’Tis the church of the Lord, and it stands on the Rock;
Spread the news far and wide, till it reaches each shore,
That the Sun in His strength shall shine evermore. [Refrain]
Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942
Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California.
Teasley entered the ministry of the Church of God denomination in 1896, and pastored in New York. Sometime after 1910, he became General Manager of the Gospel Trumpet Company, where he worked until 1917. He then worked as general manager of Warner Press (1917-18). His works include:
Historical Geography of the Bible, 1898, 1917
The Holy Spirit and Other Spirits, 1904
How to Conduct a Sunday School, 1911
The Gospel Guide-book, 1918
The Bible and How to Interpret It, 1918
At the Cross of Jesus Bowing
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Display Title: Light Breaks at LastFirst Line: In the morning of grace, when the Sun first aroseTune Title: [In the morning of grace, when the Sun first arose]Author: D. O. T.Meter: 220.127.116.11 RScripture: Zechariah 14:7Source: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (8); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (294); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Light_Breaks_at_Last)