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Yes, We Trust The Day Is Breaking

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1 Yes, we trust the day is breaking;
Joyful times are near at hand:
God, the mighty God, is speaking
By his word in every land;
When he comes his lost ones seeking,
Darkness flees at his command.

2 Let us hail the joyful season,
Let us hail the rising ray;
When the Lord appears, there's reason
To expect a glorious day;
At the brightness of his coming
Gloom and darkness flee away.

3 While the foe becomes more daring,
While he enters like a flood,
God the Saviour is preparing
Means to spread his light abroad;
Every tongue and every language
Soon shall hear the truth of God.

4 O how pleasant, how reviving
To our hearts, to hear each day
Joyful news from far arriving,
That the message wins its way;
Those enlightening and enlivening
Who in death and darkness lay!

5 God of Israel, high and glorious,
Let thy people see thy hand;
Let the message be victorious
Through the world, in every land:
Come, Lord Jesus, O come quickly,
And thy blessing now command.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #860

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Yes, we trust the day is breaking
Title: Yes, We Trust The Day Is Breaking
Author: Thomas Kelly
Copyright: Public Domain


Look, ye saints, the day is breaking. An altered form of "Yes, we trust the day is breaking" (p. 615, ii., 58).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #13258
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