Day of God, thou blessed day

Day of God, thou blessed day

Author: Hannah F. Gould
Tune: GLAD DAY
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1. Day of God, thou blessèd day,
At thy dawn the grave gave way
To the power of Him within,
Who had, sinless, bled for sin.

2. Thine the radiance to illume
First, for man, the dismal tomb,
When its bars their weakness owned,
There revealing death dethroned.

3. Then the Sun of righteousness
Rose, a darkened world to bless,
Bringing up from mortal night
Immortality and light.

4. Day of glory, day of power,
Sacred be thine every hour:
Emblem, earnest, of the rest
That remaineth for the blest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1223

Author: Hannah F. Gould

Gould, Hannah Flagg, was born at Lancaster, Vermont, in 1789. In her youth her father removed to Newbury-port, Massachusetts. She died in 1865. Her Poems were published in 1832, 1835, and 1841. From these Poems the following pieces are taken:— 1. Alone I walked the ocean strand. 2. Day of God, thou blessed day. (1841.) Sunday. 3. O Thou Who hast spread out the skies. (1832.) For Use at Sea. 4. O Father, to the fields that are ripe. Harvest. 5. Who, when darkness gathered o'er us. American National Hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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Author: Hannah F. Gould

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