Still, Still With Thee   1 comment

Above:  Spring Morning, by Dwight William Tryon

Image Source = Library of Congress

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1912), National Council of Congregational Churches in the United States

Words (1855) by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1812-1896), U.S. abolitionist and novelist

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1.  Still, still with thee, when purple morning breaketh,

When the bird waketh, and the shadows flee;

Fairer than morning, lovelier than daylight,

Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with thee.

2.  Alone with thee, amid the mystic shadows,

The solemn hush of nature newly born;

Alone with thee in breathless adoration,

In the calm dew and freshness of the morn.

3.  Still, still with thee!  As to each newborn morning

A fresh and solemn splendor still is given,

So does this blessed consciousness, awakening,

Breathe each day nearness unto thee and heaven.

4.  So, shall it be at last, in that bright morning,

When the soul waketh and life’s shadows flee;

O in that hour, fairer than daylight dawning,

Shall rise the glorious thought, I am with thee.

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