Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

When the morn is breaking

Representative Text

1 When the morn is breaking,
Worldly thoughts forsaking,
Hearts with love are waking--
'Tis the Sabbath Day!
Songs of joy ascending,
Happy voices blending,
Sing of love unending
On this holy day!

O day of rest, of joy and peace!
An earthly token of heaven's best!
With joy we hail thy welcome dawning,
O blessed day of rest!

2 Joyful hearts are singing,
Joyous bells are ringing,
Richest blessings bringing,
On this holy day!
Christ to us is dearer,
Heaven still is nearer,
Faith is growing clearer
On this holy day! [Chorus]

3 Strength for our tomorrow,
Comfort for our sorrow,
All from thee we borrow,
Blessed, holy day!
Pledge of rest remaining,
Where is no complaining,
Glimpse of heaven gaining
On this holy day! [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #8

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the morn is breaking
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: O day of rest



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d146

TextPage Scan

The Voice of Praise #8

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us