Day Is Breaking, Night Is Ended   2 comments


Above:  St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, Smyrna, Georgia, August 4, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Original Danish Words by Casper Johannes Boye (1791-1853)

English Translation by the Reverend Jens Christian Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage


1.  Day is breaking, night is ended,

And the Lord’s day hath ascended

Over church and countryside;

As this day of grace increases,

Light from God the heart appeases,

Heaven’s portal opens wide.

2.  Oh, what joy this day is bringing,

When the solemn bells are ringing,

Calling men to pray’r and praise;

All the angel host rejoices,

And with gladsome, mellow voices

Praises God for light and grace.

3.  Sin and death, fear and sorrow,

And the burden of the morrow,

Shall not fill my heart with care;

Unto all in tribulation

Doth the Lord, who wrought salvation,

On this day His peace declare.

4.  Be it hushed in solemn stillness,

Must I weep in fear and illness

And confess my sin and shame,

It is blessed to be weeping,

When the yearning heart is reaping,

Grace and peace in Jesus’ name.

5.  Oh, Thou Fount of grace unbounded,

Who the wise men hast confounded,

Whom but faith can comprehend,

In Thy love my soul reposes,

Heaven’s portal never closes,

Till before Thy throne I stand.

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  1. Pingback: Jens Christian (J. C.) Aaberg | GATHERED PRAYERS

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