The breaking morn comes back to bless

The breaking morn comes back to bless

Tune: SAWLEY (Walch)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The breaking morn comes back to bless
The earth from pole to pole;
So come, sweet Sun of Righteousness,
And shine into my soul.

2 A silver mist along the lawn,
From every dewy sod,
Goes up to heaven; and so at dawn
I lift my thoughts to God.

3 I think how Thou didst wake, O Lord,
Before the break of day,
And seek the lonely mountain sward;
So teach my lips to pray.

4 I think how Thou didst sleep and rise,
So many nights and days,
A Child obedient, holy, wise,
And perfect in Thy ways.

5 The dawn of day, the dawn of life,
Were blest alike to Thee;
Thou know'st the danger and the strike;
Lord bless them both to me.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #6

Text Information

First Line: The breaking morn comes back to bless
Publication Date: 1887
Copyright: Public Domain


SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #176

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Voices of Praise #6

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