Christ Is Nigh

Welcome, welcome, quiet morning

Author: Mary Whitwell Hale
Published in 56 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Welcome, welcome, quiet morning,
Welcome is this holy day;
Now the Sabbath morn returning,
Says a week has passed away.
Let me think how time is passing,
Soon the longest life departs;
Nothing human is abiding,
Save the love of humble hearts.

2 Love to God, and to our neighbor,
Makes our purest happiness;
Vain the wish, the care, the labor,
Earth’s poor trifles to possess.
Swift my life’s vain dreams are passing,
Like the startled dove they fly;
Or the clouds each other chasing,
Over yonder quiet sky.

3 Father, now one prayer I raise Thee;
Give a humble, grateful heart;
Never let me cease to praise Thee,
Never from Thy fear depart.
Then, when years have gathered o’er me,
And the world is sunk in shade,
Heaven’s bright realm will rise before me;
There my treasure will be laid.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13017

Author: Mary Whitwell Hale

Hale, Mary Whitwell, daughter of Eliphalet Hale of Boston, U.S.A., was born at Boston, Jan. 29, 1810. After receiving a good education she devoted herself to educational work in Boston, Taunton, Keene, N. H., and elsewhere. She died Nov. 17, 1862. Her hymn-writing was brought into notice by two hymns, one on "Home," and the second on "Music," which were written for a juvenile concert at the Unitarian Church in Taunton, April 1834. Several of the hymns and poetical pieces which she subsequently wrote were contributed to the Christian Register under the initials "Y. L. E.," the concluding letters of her name. Her Poems were published at Boston in 1840. A few of her hymns also appeared in the Unitarian Christian Hymns for Public and Private Wo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Welcome, welcome, quiet morning
Title: Christ Is Nigh
Author: Mary Whitwell Hale
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sabbath morn, sabbath morn
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #13017

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