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The morning, the bright and the beautiful morning

The morning, the bright and the beautiful morning

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 The morning, the bright and the beautiful morning,
Is up and the sunshine is all on the wing;
With its fresh flush of gladness the landscape adorning,
A gladness which nothing but morning can bring.

2 The earth is awaking: the sky and the ocean.
The river and forest, the mountain and plain;
The city is stirring its living commotion;
The pulse of the world is reviving again.

3 And we too awake, for our heavenly Father,
Who soothed us so gently to sleep on His Breast,
And made the soft stillness of evening to gather
Around us, now calls us again from our rest.

4 Oh! now let us haste to our heavenly Father,
And ere the fair skies of life's dawning be dim,
Let us come with glad hearts, let us come all together;
The morn of our youth let us hallow to Him.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #285

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: The morning, the bright and the beautiful morning
Author: Horatius Bonar


The morning, the bright and the beautiful morning. H. Bonar. [Child's Morning Hymn.] Appeared in his Bible Hymn Book, 1845, No. 118; his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1857, p. 157; and Hymns by Horatius Bonar, 1904, p. 53. It is given in several modern collections. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #4315
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The Cyber Hymnal #4315

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