From the hills the light is streaming

From the hills the light is streaming

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

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I
From the hills the light is streaming,
Hail, the gladsome morn!
Earth with busy life is teeming,
For the day is born.

II
Dawn, Thou Light of lights, undying
On a fairer day,
All creation beautifying
With Thy glorious ray.

III
Weary eyes the hills are scanning
For the early gleam;
Souls, Thy long delay unmanning,
Sleep, and idly dream.

IV
Ah, my soul, be up and doing,
Life will soon be done,
Night, the day is close pursuing
To the setting sun.

V
And the day of God shall waken
To the soul with fear,
If, the call of life forsaken,
We are slumbering here.

VI
From the hills the light is streaming,
Hail the gladsome morn!
And the light of God is beaming,—
This, His day, is born.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: From the hills the light is streaming
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.5.8.5
Language: English

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