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Day dawn

So here hath been dawning

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1833)
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 So here hath been dawning
Another blue day:
Think, wilt thou let it
Slip useless away?
Out of eternity
This new day is born;
Into eternity,
At night, will return.

2 Behold it aforetime
No eye ever did:
So soon it forever
From all eyes is hid.
Here hath been dawning
Another blue day:
Think, wilt thou let it
Slip useless away?


Source: The Hymnal #451

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics "the dismal science", wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator. Coming from a strict Calvinist family, Carlyle was expected to become a preacher by his parents, but while at the University of Edinburgh he lost his Christian faith. Calvinist values, however, remained with him throughout his life. His combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity, made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional socia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: So here hath been dawning
Title: Day dawn
Author: Thomas Carlyle (1833)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Jubilate Deo #352

Songs of Praise #438

Songs of Praise for America #d95

Songs of Praise #34

Sunshine for Sunday Schools #d51

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The Golden Hymn Book #281


The Hymnal #451

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The Hymnal for Young People #5

The Sabbath School Hymnal #d124

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The Smaller Hymnal #323

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Worship and Song #12

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Worship and Song Edition B #ad220

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