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Light Dawning Upon the Soul

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Out of the depths of woe,
To Thee, O Lord, I cry;
Darkness surrounds Thee, but I know
That Thou art ever nigh.

Like them whose longing eyes
Watch till the morning star,
Though late and seen through tempests, rise,
Heaven’s portals to unbar,—

Like them I watch and pray;
And though it tarry long,
Catch the first gleam of welcome day
Then burst into a song.

Glory to God above!
The waters soon will cease;
For lo, the swift returning dove
Brings home the sign of peace.

Though storms Thy face obscure,
And dangers threaten loud,
Thy holy covenant is sure;
Thy bow is in the cloud!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #547

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 >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #547

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #547

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #429

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d201

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #403

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #492

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Carmina Sanctorum #492

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Church Psalmist #P130d

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Church Psalmist #P130d

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Church Psalmist #P130d

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Devotional hymns #224

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #437

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #280

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #403

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #403

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #431

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #431

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #695

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #429

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d232

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Hymns of the Church Universal #247

Hymns of the Millennial Dawn #ad225

Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, with Music #d225

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Hymns of the Spirit #599

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National Hymn and Tune Book #85

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New Hymn and Tune book #215e

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New Hymn and Tune Book #215e

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1291

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Parish Hymns #344

Parish Psalmody #d654

Parish Psalmody #d667

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Poems and Hymns of Dawn #231

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d303

Psalmista #d199

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #82

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad890

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b587

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Songs for the Sanctuary #587

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Songs for the Sanctuary #587

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Songs for the Sanctuary #587

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #587

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Songs of the Church #359

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d636

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1060

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The Christian Hymn Book #1017

The Christian Minstrel #d221

The Christian Minstrel #d252

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P130d

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The Church Praise Book #326

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d590

The Gospel Hymnal #d496

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The Heart and Voice #236b

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #283

The Millennial Chorister #d75

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d487

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #286c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d856

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The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book #125

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #335

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The Tribute of Praise #335

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The Tribute of Praise #335

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Vestry Harmonies #129a

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