The joyful morn, my God, is come

The joyful morn, my God, is come

Author: James Merrick
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The joyful morn, my God, is come
That calls me to thy honored dome
Thy presence to adore:
My feet the summons shall attend,
With willing steps thy courts ascend,
And tread the hallowed floor.

2 Hither from Judah's utmost end,
The Heaven protected tribes ascend;
Their offerings hither bring:
Here eager to attest their joy,
In hymns of praise their tongues employ
And hail th'immortal king.

3 Be Peace implored by each on Thee,
O Sion, while with bended knee
To Jacob's God we pray:
How blessed who calls himself thy friend!
Success his labor shall attend,
And safety guard his way.

4 O may'st thou, free from hostile fear,
Nor the loud voice of tumult hear,
Nor war's wild waste deplore;
May plenty nigh thee take her stand,
And in thy courts with lavish hand,
Distribute all her store.

5 Seat of my friends and brethren, hail,
How can my tongue, O Sion, fail
To bless thy loved abode?
How cease the zeal that in me glows,
Thy good to seek, whose walls enclose
The mansions of my God?

A New Selection of Hymns, 1812

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

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First Line: The joyful morn, my God, is come
Author: James Merrick
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #718

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d150

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #55

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #28

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d171

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d855

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #43

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #62

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #62

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d640

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #439

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #350

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The Gospel Psalmist #79

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1064

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