Bring, O Morn, Thy Music   1 comment

Scottish Countryside in the Morning

Above:  Scottish Countryside in the Morning

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1893) by William Channing Gannett (1840-1923)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Bring, O morn, thy music, night, thy starlit silence;

Oceans, chant the rapture to the storm-winds coursing free:

Sun and stars are singing, thou art our Creator,

Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

2.  Life and death, thy creatures, praise thee, Mighty Giver:

Praise and prayer are rising in thy beast and bird and tree:

Lo! they praise and vanish, vanish at thy bidding,

Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3.  Light us, lead us, love us! cry thy groping nations,

Pleading in the thousand tongues, but naming only thee,

Weaving blindly out thy holy, happy purpose,

Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

4.  Life nor death can part us, O thou Love eternal,

Shepherd of the wandering star, and souls that wayward flee;

Homeward draws our spirit to thy Spirit yearning,

Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

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