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Lord God of morning and of night

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1 Lord God of morning and of night,
We thank you for your gifts of light;
As in the dawn the shadows fly,
We seem to find you now more nigh.

2 Fresh hopes have wakened in our heart,
Fresh zeal to do our daily part;
In peaceful sleep our strength restore,
Throughout the day to serve you more.

3 O Lord of light, your love alone
Can make our human hearts your own;
Be ever with us, Lord, that we
Your blessed face one day may see.

4 Praise God, our maker and our friend;
Praise God through time, till time shall end;
Till psalm and song one name adore,
Through heav'n’s great day of evermore.

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #653

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave

Palgrave, Francis Turner, M.A., eldest son of Sir Francis Palgrave, the Historian, was born at Great Yarmouth, Sept. 28, 1824, and educated at the Charterhouse (1838-1843) and at Oxford, where he graduated in first class Classical Honours. He was scholar of Balliol (1842) and Fellow of Exeter (1846). He was engaged in the Education Department of the Privy Council till 1884, being also Private Secretary to Lord Granville (then Lord President). In 1885 he was elected Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Professor Palgrave's publications include:— (1) Idylls and Songs, 1854; (2) Art Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, 1862; (3) Essays on Art, 1866; (4) Lyrical Poems, 1871; (5) Hymns, 1st ed., 1867; 2nd ed., 1868; 3rd ed., 1870.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord God of morning and of night
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave (1862)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord God of morning and of night. F. T. Palgrave. [Morning.] Written in 1862, and given in manuscript to Sir R. Palmer (Lord Selborne), who included it in his Book of Praise, 1862, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1867 it was also given in the author's Hymns, and again in several collections in Great Britain and America. It has been specially set to music by Tilleard. London, Novello.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


GERMANY (Gardiner)


MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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QUEBEC (Baker)

Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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