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The morning light flingeth

The morning light flingeth

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Published in 7 hymnals

Full Text

1 The morning light flingeth
Its wakening ray;
And as the day bringeth
The work of the day,
The happy heart singeth,
Awake, and away!

Awake, awake, and away, away!
Awake, awake, and away, away!
The happy heart singeth,
Awake, and away!

2 No life can be dreary,
When work is delight;
Though evening be weary,
Rest cometh at night,
And all will be cheery,
If faithful and right. [Chorus]

3 When duty is pleasure,
And labour is joy,
How sweet is the leisure
Of ended employ!
Then only can pleasure
Be free from alloy. [Chorus]


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #8

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The morning light flingeth
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Refrain First Line: Awake and away



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #129Page Scan
Sunday School Harmonies No. 3 #d26
The Morning Hour: a daily song-service with responsive selections for schools #81Page Scan
The School Hymnary #d183
The Sunday School Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for use in Sunday school services and social meetings #89Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #178Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #8TextPage Scan
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