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Who, From The Gloomy Shades Of Night

Who, from the shades of gloomy night

Author: Sarah Wentworth Morton
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who, from the gloomy shades of night,
When the last tear of hope is shed,
Can bid the soul return to light,
And break the slumber of the dead?

2 No human skill that heart can warm,
Which the cold blast of nature froze;
Recall to life the perished form,
The secret of the grave disclose.

3 But Thou, our saving God, we know,
Canst arm the mortal hand with power;
To bid the stagnant pulses flow,
The animating heat restore.

4 Thy will, ere nature’s tutored hand
Could with young life, these limbs unfold,
Did the imprisoned brain expand,
And all its countless fibers told.

5 As from the dust, Thy forming breath
Could the unconscious being raise;
So can the silent voice of death
Wake at Thy call, in songs of praise.

6 "Since twice to die is ours alone,
And twice the birth of life to see;
O let us, suppliant at Thy throne,
Devote our second life to Thee."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8400

Author: Sarah Wentworth Morton

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Text Information

First Line: Who, from the shades of gloomy night
Title: Who, From The Gloomy Shades Of Night
Author: Sarah Wentworth Morton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8400
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8400

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