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The Sun Is on the Sea and Shore

Representative Text

1 The sun is on the land and sea,
The day begun;
Our morning hymn begins with Thee,
Blest Three in One;
Our praise shall rise continually
Till day is done.

2 Thy love was ever in our view,
Like stars, by night;
Thy gifts are every morning new,
O God of light;
Thy mercy, like the heavens' blue,
Fills all our sight.

3 We do not know what grief or care
The day may bring:
The heart shall find some gladness there
That loves its King;
The life that serves Thee everywhere
Can always sing.

4 All glory to the Father be,
With Christ the Son,
And, Holy Spirit, unto Thee,
Forever One;
All glory to the Trinity
While ages run!

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #29

Author: Louis F. Benson

Benson, Louis FitzGerald, D.D., was born at Philadelphia, Penn., July 22, 1855, and educated at the University of Penn. He was admitted to the Bar in 1877, and practised until 1884. After a course of theological studies he was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, in 1888. His pastorate of the Church of the Redeemer, Germantown, Phila., extended from his ordination in 1888 to 1894, when he resigned and devoted himself to literary and Church work at Philadelphia. He edited the series of Hymnals authorised for use by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., as follows:— (1) The Hymnal, Phila., 1895; (2) The Chapel Hymnal, 1898; and (3) The School Hymnal, 1899. Dr. Benson's hymnological writings are somewh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sun is on the land and sea
Title: The Sun Is on the Sea and Shore
Author: Louis F. Benson (1897)
Meter: 8.4.8.4.8.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

An adaptation of "The Sun is on the Land and Sea," rewritten to match the meter of Brother James' Air

Tune

WENTWORTH (Maker)


BROTHER JAMES' AIR

BROTHER JAMES' AIR was composed by James Leith Macbeth Bain (b. Scotland, c. 1840; d. Liverpool, England, 1925), the healer, mystic, and poet known simply as Brother James. The tune was first published in his volume The great peace: being a New Year's greeting ... (1915). Born in a devout Christian…

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