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Bright morning land

The bright eternal day is breaking

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [The bright eternal day is breaking]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The bright eternal day is breaking,
My soul is thrill’d with glad surprise;
This life is but the mist of morning
That dims the hills of Paradise.

O morning land, bright morning land,
O woods and vales and hills of glory,
O Paradise of sacred story!
I soon shall reach thy shining strand,
O morning land, bright morning land!

2 My tired eyes grew dim with watching,
For him of whom it is foretold
That he should come in all his glory,
And I should then my King behold. [Refrain]

3 My falt’ring steps had surely failed me,
But for my Savior’s guiding hand;
At last my weary feet are standing
Where I can see the promised land. [Refrain]

4 And almost ev’ry day some loved one,
Touch’d by an unseen angel hand,
Leaves all and thro’ the mist and shadow,
Goes over to the morning land. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #56

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The bright eternal day is breaking
Title: Bright morning land
Author: John M. Whyte
Refrain First Line: O morning land



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Battle Songs of the Cross #d180

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The Finest of the Wheat #56

The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d267

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