Like morning, when her early breeze

Like morning, when her early breeze

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 28 hymnals

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Like morning, when her early breeze
Breaks up the surface of the seas,
That, in their furrows, dark with night,
Her hand may sow the seeds of light;

Thy grace can send its breathings o’er
The spirit, dark and lost before;
And freshening all its depths, prepare
For truth divine to enter there!

Till David touched his sacred lyre,
In silence lay the unbreathing wire,
But when he swept its chords along,
E’en angels stooped to hear the song.

So sleeps the soul, till Thou, O Lord,
Shall deign to touch its lifeless chord;
Till, waked by Thee, its breath shall rise
In music worthy of the skies.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #510

Author: Thomas Moore

Moore, Thomas, son of John Moore, a small tradesman at Dublin, was born in that city, May 28, 1779, educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin; read at the Middle Temple for the Bar; held a post under the Government in Bermuda for a short time, and died Feb. 26, 1852. His Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence were published by Lord John Russell in 1855. In that work every detail concerning himself and his numerous publications, most of them of high poetical merit, will be found. His connection with hymnody is confined to his Sacred Songs, which were published in 1816, and again in his Collected Works, 1866. These Songs were 32 in all, and were written to popular airs of various nations. Of these Songs the following have passed… Go to person page >

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First Line: Like morning, when her early breeze
Author: Thomas Moore

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #510

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #510

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #446

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d54

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d155

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #82

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #426

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #426

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Hymns for Public Worship #183

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #343

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #343

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Hymns of the Spirit #336

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #483

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d346

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad596

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #428

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #428

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #428

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #428

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #428

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #230

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #415

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The Gospel Psalmist #312

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