Like morning, when her early breeze

Like morning, when her early breeze

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 28 hymnals

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Like morning, when her early breeze
Breaks up the surface of the seas,
That, in their furrows, dark with night,
Her hand may sow the seeds of light;

Thy grace can send its breathings o’er
The spirit, dark and lost before;
And freshening all its depths, prepare
For truth divine to enter there!

Till David touched his sacred lyre,
In silence lay the unbreathing wire,
But when he swept its chords along,
E’en angels stooped to hear the song.

So sleeps the soul, till Thou, O Lord,
Shall deign to touch its lifeless chord;
Till, waked by Thee, its breath shall rise
In music worthy of the skies.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #510

Author: Thomas Moore

Moore, Thomas, son of John Moore, a small tradesman at Dublin, was born in that city, May 28, 1779, educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin; read at the Middle Temple for the Bar; held a post under the Government in Bermuda for a short time, and died Feb. 26, 1852. His Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence were published by Lord John Russell in 1855. In that work every detail concerning himself and his numerous publications, most of them of high poetical merit, will be found. His connection with hymnody is confined to his Sacred Songs, which were published in 1816, and again in his Collected Works, 1866. These Songs were 32 in all, and were written to popular airs of various nations. Of these Songs the following have passed… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #510Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #510Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #385Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #446Page Scan
Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d54
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d155
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #82Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #426Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #426Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #183Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #343Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #343Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #336Page Scan
Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion: a collection of hymns and music; for the use of Bethels, Chaplains of the Navy and private devotion of Mariners #109bPage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #483Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d346
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad596
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #428Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #428Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #428Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #428Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #428Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #230Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d111
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #483Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #409Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #415Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #312Page Scan



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