Break, day of God, O break, The night has lingered long

Break, day of God, O break, The night has lingered long

Author: Henry Burton
Tune: CHRISTCHURCH
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Break, day of God, O break!
The night has lingered long,
our hearts with sighing wake;
we weep for sin and wrong:
O bright and Morning star, draw near;
O Sun of Righteousness, appear.

2 Break, day of God, O break!
The earth with strife is worn;
the hills with thunder shake,
hearts of the people mourn:
break, day of God, sweet day of peace,
and bid the shout of warriors cease.

3 Break, day of God, O break,
like to the days above!
Let purity awake,
and faith, and hope, and love.
But lo! We see the brightening sky;
the golden morn is drawing nigh.

Source: Common Praise (1998) #99

Author: Henry Burton

Burton, H. In I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, the hymns, "Come, for the feast is spread," (The Gospel Invitation), and "Look away to Jesus" (Looking unto Jesus) are attributed to the "Rev. H. Burton” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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Small Church Music #6487
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Small Church Music #6501
  • PDF Score (PDF)

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Common Praise (1998) #99TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #6487Audio
Small Church Music #6501Audio
Include 5 pre-1979 instances



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