Gone is the hollow, murky night

Gone is the hollow, murky night

Author: T. Doubleday
Published in 9 hymnals

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Gone is the hollow, murky night,
With all its shadows dun;
O shine upon us, heavenly light,
As on the earth the sun!

Pour on our hearts Thy heavenly beam,
In radiance sublime!
Retire before that ray supreme,
Ye sins of elder time!

Lo, on the morn that now is here
No night shall ever fall;
But faith shall burn, undimmed and clear,
Till God be all in all.

This is the dawn of infant faith;
The day will follow soon,
When hope shall breathe with freer breath,
And morn be lost in noon;

For to the seed that’s sown to-day
A harvest time is given,
When charity with faith to stay,
Shall make on earth a heaven.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #600

Author: T. Doubleday

Doubleday, Thomas, was the son of a Quaker of the firm of Doubleday & Easterby, Soap Boilers, Newcastle on Tyne. When over 30 years of age he joined the Church of England, and died in her communion. He was the author of two dramas, Diocletian, and Caius Marius; and of a novel, The Eve of St. Mark. His translations from the Latin were published as Hymnarium Anglicanum in 1814. Born Feb. 1790; died Dec. 18, 1870. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Gone is the hollow, murky night
Author: T. Doubleday

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Gone is the hollow, murky night. [Morning.] This, in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, No. 178, is composed of stanzas iv.-viii. of T. Doubleday's translation of "Aeterna cocli gloria,” in his Hymnarium Anglicanum, 1844, p. 25. This form of the text was given in the Unitarian Book of Hymns, Boston, U. S. A., 1848, No. 600, and from thence passed into Martineau's Hymns, 1873.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #600Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #600Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d221
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #474Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #466Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #522Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #522Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #717Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d129



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