Unto Him Will I Sing

When the rising dawn drives away the night

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [When the rising dawn drives away the night]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the rising dawn drives away the night,
When the sun looks forth with his beams so bright,
When the glad world rings with its pure delight,
Then my voice unto God will I raise.
Unto Him who sleeps not the lone hours thro’,
Unto Him who guards us in love so true,
Unto Him whose mercies are ever new,
Unto Him will I sing all my days.

Refrain:
To the praise of my king,
While I live will I sing;
To the praise of my king,
While I live, while I live will I sing.

2 When the evening comes and the shadows fall,
When the world grows still at the homeward call,
When the peaceful night spreads her couch for all,
Then my voice unto God will I raise.
Unto Him who helps us thro’ all the day,
Unto Him who guides us thro’ all the way,
Unto Him who keeps us while here we stay,
Unto Him will I sing all my days. [Refrain]

3 Every morn I’ll learn of His holy word,
Every eve His truth shall with joy be heard,
And at last in death, with my blessed Lord,
Then my voice unto God will I raise.
Unto Him who blesses from bounties vast,
Unto Him who leads us till life is past,
Unto Him who crowns us in Heav’n at last,
Unto Him will I sing all my days. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13130

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the rising dawn drives away the night
Title: Unto Him Will I Sing
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Refrain First Line: To the praise of my king
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13130
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13130

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