Christian, the morn breaks sweetly o'er thee

Christian, the morn breaks sweetly o'er thee

Author: Joseph Rusling
Tune: MORNING LIGHT
Published in 73 hymnals

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1 Christian, the morn breaks sweetly o'er thee
And all the midnight shadows flee;
Ting'd are the distant skies with glory,
A beacon light hangs out for thee.
Arise! arise! the light breaks o'er thee,
Thy name is graven on the throne;
Thy home is in that world of glory
Where thy Redeemer reigns alone.

2 Toss'd on the rude, relentless surges,
Calmly compos'd and dauntless, stand;
For lo, beyond these scenes emerges
The hights that bound the promis'd land.
Behold! behold! the land is nearing,
Where storms of evil rage no more;
Hark, how the heav'nly hosts are cheering!
See in what throngs they range the shore.

3 Cheer up, cheer up, the day breaks o'er thee,
Bright as the summer's noontide ray;
The starry crowns and realms of glory
Invite thy happy soul away.
Away! away! leave all for glory,
Thy name is graven on the throne,
Thy home is in that world of beauty
Where thy Redeemer reigns alone.


Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #680

Author: Joseph Rusling

Rusling, J., p. 931, i. 255, b. 1788, d. 1839. From this American writer there is a mutilated fragment in Stryker's College Hymnal, 1904: "The morn, O Christian, breaketh o'er thee" (Death and Heaven anticipated). In H. W. Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, this hymn begins ‚ÄúChristian, the morn breaks sweetly o'er thee." It is usually dated 1832. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Christian, the morn breaks sweetly o'er thee
Author: Joseph Rusling
Refrain First Line: Arise, arise, the light breaks o'er thee

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