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Now the Dreary Night is Gone

Now the dreary night is done

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now the dreary night is done,
Comes again the glorious sun;
Crimson clouds and silver white
Wait upon his breaking light.

2 Child of Mary, Thou dost know
What of danger, joy, or woe
Shall to-day my portion be--
Let me meet it all in Thee.

3 Thou wast meek and undefiled--
Make me holy too, and mild:
Thou didst foil the tempter's power;
Help me in temptation's hour.

4 Thou didst love Thy mother here-
Make me gentle, kind, and dear;
Thou wast subject to her word--
Teach me to obey, O Lord.

5 Fretful feelings, passion, pride
Never did with Thee abide:
Make me watch myself to-day,
That they lead me not astray.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #3

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now the dreary night is done
Title: Now the Dreary Night is Gone
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #80

Early Flowers #d5

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Hymns and Chants #202

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d89

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Hymns for Children (2nd ed.) #iii

Hymns for Children. 3rd ed. #d20

Hymns for Little Children. 1st Am. ed. #d15

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The Children's Hymnal #123

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The Church Porch #5

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The Church Porch #5

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The Church Porch #5

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #173

The Trinity Hymnal, with Offices of Devotion #d48

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Voices of Praise #3

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