The Awakening

The morning breaks, 'tis bright and clear

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [The morning breaks, 'tis bright and clear]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. The morning breaks, ’tis bright and clear,
The shadows of the night are flying swift away;
A stirring cry salutes the ear:
Jesus is coming soon.

The song of jubilee,
It sweeps o’er land and sea;
With thousand voices strong
The chorus speeds along—
One word of hope and cheer:
The kingdom now is near,
Jesus is coming soon,
Jesus is coming soon!

2. By form and creed are millions bound,
But God hath sent the Word to loose the iron band—
Deliverance dawns with this glad sound:
Jesus is coming soon. [Refrain]

3. Salvation nears—the saints arise,
And from the sleep of death the slumb’ring nations wake;
We too shall mount the starry skies.
Jesus is coming soon. [Refrain]

4. Our glorious King is coming soon—
It may be darkest night, it may be morn or noon;
In glory then His saints will reign.
Jesus is coming soon. [Refrain]

5. Awake, ye nations, from the dead,
With everlasting joy let praise your tongues employ;
By this sweet hope be comforted;
Jesus is coming soon. [Refrain]

6. All praise and glory to His name!
The King of kings is He, earth’s Sov’reign yet to be;
Let all the saints aloud proclaim,
Jesus is coming soon. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #315

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The morning breaks, 'tis bright and clear
Title: The Awakening
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The song of jubilee



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