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See Where the Orb of Day

See where the orb of day

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

See where the orb of day
In glory sinks to rest,
The clouds of gold and purple crown
The mountains of the west;
And eve in silence brings
The night on dusky wings.

It is the hour of peace,
And hearts to heaven ascend,--
Come with your burdens and your care,
To an unchanging Friend;
And let the passing day,
Bear all your fears away.

It is the hour of prayer;
Let every fault be known;
Unveil the secrets of the soul,
And every sin disown;
The blood for sinners spilt,
Shall bear away your guilt.

It is the hour of praise,
Let joy the stillness break;
And every grateful thought of God
To living song awake;
And saints in heaven shall bear
To God your fervent prayer.

The night in silence falls,--
O God to Thee be praise!
And to the Spirit and the Son,
Throughout the endless days;--
Eternal Three in One,
While endless ages run.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: See where the orb of day
Title: See Where the Orb of Day
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English