The Mount of Prayer

When the early morn is breaking

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When the early morn is breaking]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the early morn is breaking
I will seek the Mount of Prayer;
‘Tis a precious time of waiting,
For my soul is strengthened there.

To the Mount I’ll go,
To the Mount I’ll go,
When the hosts of sin surround me,
To the Mount of Prayer I’ll go.

2 When the clouds of trial gather,
Overcasting all the sky,
Driving from my heart the sunshine,
To the Mount of Pray’r I’ll fly. [Refrain]

3 When the hosts of sin endeavor
Thus to drive me from his feet,
To the Mount of Prayer I’ll hasten,
‘Tis an only safe retreat. [Refrain]

4 When the darkness gathers round me,
At the closing of the day,
From the Mount of Prayer above me
Comes a cheering, helping ray. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #70

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the early morn is breaking
Title: The Mount of Prayer
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To the mount I'll go
Copyright: Public Domain



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