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Lord, when this holy morning broke

Lord, when this holy morning broke

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, when this holy morning broke
O'er island, continent, and deep,
The far-spread family awoke,
All round the world, the feast to keep.

2 From east to west the sun surveyed,
From north to south adoring throngs;
And still where evening stretched her shade,
And stars came forth, were heard their songs.

3 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh,
Hath failed this day some suit to gain;
To hearts in trouble Thou was nigh,
No one hath sought Thy face in vain.

4 The poor in spirit Thou hast fed,
Thy chastened ones have kissed the rod,
The mourner Thou hast comforted,
The pure in heart have seen their God.

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #351

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, when this holy morning broke
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #351


Hymnal #351

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Hymnal #351

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d496

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The Hymnal #351

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Worship in Song #74

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