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At the breaking of day

O how oft amid our labor

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Oh, how oft amid our labor]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Oh, how oft amid our labor
Do we think of what will be
When the boat shall drop its anchor
In the haven o’er the sea!
And our hearts, with joy expanding,
From our trials look away,
When we all shall meet together,
At the breaking of the day!

At the breaking of the day,
When we anchor on the shore,
At the breaking of the day,
When the storms of life are o’er,
When our sorrow and our sighing,
Like a dream will pass away,
When we all shall meet together,
At the breaking of the day!

2. Oh, how oft amid the conflict
And the battle raging high,
With a faith as clear as noonday
We behold the vict’ry nigh,
And we know that with the righteous
We shall stand in bright array,
When we all shall meet together,
At the breaking of the day! [Refrain]

3. Endless praise to our Redeemer
For His all atoning love,
That prepares for us a mansion
And a crown of life above,
Where our eyes shall see the beauty
Of the flow’rs that ne’er decay,
When we all shall meet together,
At the breaking of the day! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #299

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: O how oft amid our labor
Title: At the breaking of day
Author: Fanny J. Crosby


The Cyber Hymnal #299
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The Cyber Hymnal #299

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