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The Joyful Morn Is Breaking

The joyful morn is breaking

Author: Benjamin Gough
Tune: CHRISTMAS MORN (Hopkins)
Published in 25 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The joyful morn is breaking,
The brightest morn of earth,
Through all creation waking
The joy of Jesus' birth.
His star above is glistening,
Where Jesus cradles lies,
And all the earth is listening
The carol of the skies.

2 High strains of praise are swelling
From angel hosts on high,
And one soft voice is telling
Glad tidings from the sky;
Tidings of free salvation,
Of peace on earth below;
Through every land and nation
The blessed word shall go!

3 His children's songs shall name Him
In many a tongue to-day;
His Church shall yet proclaim Him
To people far away;
Till idols fall before Him,
Till strife and wrong shall cease,
Till all the earth adore Him,
The eternal Prince of Peace!


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #289

Author: Benjamin Gough

Gough, Benjamin, was born at Southborough, Kent, in 1805, and died Nov. 28,1877. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits in London for some years. After retiring from business he resided at Mountfield, Faversham. He was a member and lay preacher of the Wesleyan denomination. His poetical works include:— (1) Lyra Sabbatica, Lon., 1865; (2) Kentish Lyrics, London, 1867; (3) Hymns of Prayer and Praise, London, 1875; and several minor publications, the most important being (4) Protestant Hymns & Songs for the Million, Lon., 1878; (5) Songs from the Woodlands, and Other Poems, Lon., 1872; and (6) Christmas Carols and New Year's Songs, Lon. (n.d.). Of Mr. Gough's hymns, about 20 are in common use in Great Britain and America, and of these the m… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The joyful morn is breaking
Title: The Joyful Morn Is Breaking
Author: Benjamin Gough
Copyright: Public Domain



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