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Soon and forever the breaking of day

Soon and forever the breaking of day

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Tune: [Soon and forever, the breaking of day]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Soon and forever, the breaking of day
Shall drive all the night-clouds of sorrow away;
Soon and forever we’ll see as we’re seen,
And learn the deep meaning of things that have been.

2 Soon and forever, the soldier lays down
His sword for a harp, and his cross for a crown;
Droop not in sorrow, despond not in fear,
A glorious tomorrow is bright’ning and clear.

3 Soon and forever, the warfare of sin,
our fighting without and our conflict within,
Trial, temptation, and sorrow, shall cease,
And Jesus shall gather His children in peace.

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #95

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Soon and forever the breaking of day
Author: John S. B. Monsell



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Asaph #d242

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #587

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #74

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Joyful Lays #95

Notes of Joy, for the Sabbath School #d124

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d341

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The Christian Hymn Book #844

The Christian Hymnal #d613

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The Christian Hymnal #620

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