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O God, I thank thee that the night

O God, I thank thee that the night

Author: John Pierpont
Published in 37 hymnals

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O God! I thank Thee that the night
In peace and rest hath passed away,
And that I see in this fair light
My Father’s smile, that makes it day.

Be Thou my guide, and let me live
As under Thine all-seeing eye;
Supply my wants, my sins forgive,
And make me happy when I die.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #366

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this date he pub… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, I thank thee that the night
Author: John Pierpont



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #366Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #366Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #589Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #589Page Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #6Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #684Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #941Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d180
Heart and Voice #d172
Heart and Voice #d174
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #722Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d302
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #375Page Scan
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Hymns for the Sanctuary #621Page Scan
Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d110
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d451
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Services for Congregational Worship #526Page Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #24Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #301Page Scan
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The Carol #d133
The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d254
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d251
The Christian Psalter #d391
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #102Page Scan
The Little Hymn Book #d53
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d281
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #167Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #27Page Scan
The Singing Choir #d91
The Sunny Side #d88
The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #3Page Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d269
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