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To prayer, to prayer, for the morning breaks

To prayer, to prayer, for the morning breaks

Author: Henry Ware
Published in 25 hymnals

Full Text

To prayer, to prayer!—for the morning breaks,
And earth in her Maker’s smile awakes;
His light is on all below and above,
The light of gladness, and life, and love:
O, then, on the breath of this early air,
Send upward the incense of grateful prayer.

To prayer!—for the day that God has blest
Comes tranquilly on with its solemn rest;
It speaks of creation’s early bloom,—
It speaks of the Prince who burst the tomb:
Then summon the spirit’s exalted powers,
And devote to heaven the hallowed hours.

Awake, awake, and gird up thy strength,
To join Christ’s holy band at length;
To Him who unceasing love displays,
Whom the powers of nature unceasingly praise;
To Him thy heart and thy hours be given,
For a life of prayer is the life of heaven.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #2

Author: Henry Ware

Henry Ware was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1793. His father was a Unitarian minister; afterwards a Professor in Harvard College. Young Ware graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and became minister of the Second Unitarian Society, in Boston, in 1817. After a ministry of twelve years, he made a foreign tour, and on his return was elected "Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Theology" in Harvard College. In this position he obtained eminence. He died in September, 1843. His collected works in four volumes, were edited after his death, by the Rev. Chandler Robbins. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: To prayer, to prayer, for the morning breaks
Author: Henry Ware



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #2Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #2Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #599Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #599Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #108Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #846Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d282
Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #d17
Hymns for Public Worship #1Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #462Page Scan
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d211
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #502Page Scan
Selected Hymns for the Use of Children in Families or Sunday School #d109
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #105Page Scan
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d185
Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #60bPage Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d219
The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d377
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d371
The Christian Psalmist #d701
The Christian Psalter #d593
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #356Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1019Page Scan
The Sanctus #d259
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #28Page Scan