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Till the day break and the shadows flee

Till the day break and the shadows flee

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Till the day break and the shadows flee away]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Till the day break and the shadows flee away,
Waiting for the shining of the sun’s first ray;
Looking for the brightness that proclaims Him near,
Longing for the Presence which has grown so dear.

Till the day break and the shadows flee away,
Till the day break when He comes again for me;
Till the day break and the shadows flee away,
Longing for the moment when His face I see.

2 Through the hours of darkness, waiting for the light,
For the cloudless sunrise that will end the night;
Watching for the morning when our Lord shall come,
And His voice will call us to the heavenly home. [Refrain]

3 Many of His waiting ones in Him now sleep,
Till the night be over, earth their dust will keep;
But at day break, they from out their graves shall rise,
And with all His people meet Him in the skies. [Refrain]

4 He is waiting patiently for that bright day,
When the earthborn shadows will have fled away;
When He will receive us to Himself at last—
No more separation, sin and sorrow past. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11029

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Till the day break and the shadows flee
Author: Ada R. Habershon



The Cyber Hymnal #11029
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