1. Pray when the morn is breaking,
Pray when the noon is bright,
Pray with the eve’s declining,
Pray in the hush of night:
With mind made pure of passion,
All meaner thoughts away,
Low in thy chamber kneeling,
Do thou in secret pray.
2. Remember all who love thee,
All who are loved by thee,
And next for those that hate thee
Pray thou, if such there be;
Last for thyself in meekness
A blessing humbly claim,
And link with each petition
Thy great Redeemer’s name.
3. But if ’tis e’er denied thee
In solitude to pray,
Should holy thoughts come o’er thee
Upon life’s crowded way,
E’en then the silent breathing
That lifts thy soul above
Shall reach the thronèd presence
Of mercy, truth, and love.
Simpson, Jane Cross, née Bell, daughter of James Bell, Advocate, of Glasgow, was born Nov. 12, 1811. She contributed several pieces to The Edinburgh Literary Journal, of which her brother, Henry G. Bell, was editor, under the nom de plume of Gertrude; and later to the Scottish Christian Herald. She was married in 1837 to her cousin, Mr. J. B. Simpson, of Glasgow; and died June 17, 1886.
Her publications are:—(1) The Piety of Daily Life, 1836; (2) April Hours, 1838; (3) Woman's History, 1848; (4) Linda, or Beauty and Genius, 1859; (5) Picture Poems, 1879; (6) Linda, and other Poems, 1879.
Her hymns in common use are:—
1. Go when the morning shineth. Prayer. This appeared in The Edinburgh Literary Journal, Feb. 26, 1831, in… Go to person page >
William Lloyd (b. Rhos Goch, Llaniestyn, Caernarvonshire, Wales, 1786; d. Caernarvonshire, 1852) composed MEIRIONYDD, which was first published in manuscript form with the name BERTH in Caniadau Seion (Songs of Zion, 1840, ed. R. Mills). The tune is named after the Welsh county Meirionydd in which L…
Display Title: Pray When the Morn Is BreakingFirst Line: Pray when the morn is breakingTune Title: MEIRIONYDDAuthor: Jane C. SimpsonMeter: 76.76 DSource: First appeared in Edinburgh Literary Journal, February 26, 1831, titled "Go When the Morning Shineth"