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The gloomy night of sadness

The gloomy night of sadness

Author: Barton W. Stone
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The gloomy sight of sadness
Begins to flee away;
The glowing tinge of morning
Proclaims the rising day.
The welcome day of promise,
When Christ shall claim his right;
And on the world is darkness,
Pour forth a flood of light.

2 Now truth, unveil'd, is shining,
With beams of sacred light;
And men, emerged from darkness,
Behold the glorious sight:
Their glowing hearts in rapture
Are fill'd with joy divine;
And clad in borrow'd lustre,
To Jesus' praise they shine.

3 Let us begin the anthems,
And join the choir above;
Exalt our great Redeemer,
And praise the God we love:
All honour, praise, and glory,
Salvation to our God;
Hosanna to the Saviour
Who wash'd us in his blood.

4 The courts of heaven are ringing
With songs of highest strains,
And ceaseless praise is rolling
Along the flowery plains:
Oh! could we rise triumphant,
And join with those above,
To shout and sing for ever
The Saviour's dying love.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #142

Author: Barton W. Stone

Stone, Barton Warren. (Maryland, 1772--1884). Disciples. Ordained to ministry in Presbyterian Church in Kentucky, 1798, on the basis of his acceptance of the Westminster Confession as far as he saw it to be "consistent with the Word of God"; figured in the Great Western Revival (1800-1803), especially in the famous Can Ridge Meeting of 1801; withdrew from Presbyterian Church (1803/1804), forming a "Christian" fellowship along the lines of the groups already existing in North Carolina and Virginia (led by James O'Kelley) and in New England; in 1832 Stone led a large number of Kentucky Christians into a union with the Disciples (see Alexander Campbell). Stone had edited with Thomas Dams The Christian Hymn Book (1829); another book of the same… Go to person page >

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First Line: The gloomy night of sadness
Author: Barton W. Stone
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d448

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d282

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d115

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Chapel Hymns #41

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d845

Harmonia Ecclesiae #d232

Templi Carmina #d222

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The American Sabbath School Singing Book #93

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d369

The Centennial Hymnal #d370

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #130

The Church Hymn Book #d919

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The Harp #1096

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a1096

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The Lexington Collection #209

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The Minstrel of Zion #142

The National Psalmist #d179

The Psaltery #d252

The Sabbath School Choir #d50

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The Sacred Lyre #371

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The Wesleyan Minstrel #53

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The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #170

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The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #170

Vestry Harp #d43

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