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To thee, O Lord, with dawning light

To thee, O Lord, with dawning light

Author: George W. Doane
Tune: BRATTLE STREET
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 To Thee, O Lord, with dawning light,
My grateful voice I'll raise,
Thy mighty pow'r to celebrate,
Thy holy name to praise:
For Thou, in helpless hour of night,
Hast guard kept round my bed,
And now again from peaceful sleep
Thou liftest up my head.

2 Grant me, O Lord, Thy quick'ning grace
Through this and every day,
That, guided and upheld by Thee,
My feet may never stray.
Increase, I pray, my faith and hope,
Increase my zeal and love;
And fix my hearts affections all
On Christ and things above.

3 And when, life's labors o'er, I sink
To slumber in the grave,
In death's dark vale be Thou my trust
To succor and to save;
That so, through Him who bled and died,
And rose again for me,
The grave and gate of death may prove
A passage home to Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #297

Author: George W. Doane

Doane, George Washington, D.D. Bishop Doane was born at Trenton, New Jersey, May 27, 1799, and graduated at Union College, Schenectady, New York. Ordained in 1821, he was Assistant Minister at Trinity Church, New York, till 1824. In 1824 he became a Professor at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; in 1828 Rector of Trinity Church, Boston; and, in 1832, Bishop of New Jersey. He founded St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, 1837, and Burlington College, Burlington, 1846. Died April 27, 1859.  Bishop Doane's exceptional talents, learning, and force of character, made him one of the great prelates of his time. His warmth of heart secured devoted friends, who still cherish his memory with revering affection. He passed through many and severe troubles, whi… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee, O Lord, with dawning light
Author: George W. Doane

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #297

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #297

Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d215

The Sunday School Hymnal #d207

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