Lord, when this holy morning broke

Lord, when this holy morning broke

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: ST. SEPULCHRE
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Lord, when this holy morning broke
O'er island, continent, and deep,
The far-spread family awoke,
All round the world, the feast to keep.

2 From east to west the sun surveyed,
From north to south adoring throngs;
And still where evening stretched her shade,
And stars came forth, were heard their songs.

3 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh,
Hath failed this day some suit to gain;
To hearts in trouble Thou was nigh,
No one hath sought Thy face in vain.

4 The poor in spirit Thou hast fed,
Thy chastened ones have kissed the rod,
The mourner Thou hast comforted,
The pure in heart have seen their God.

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #351

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, when this holy morning broke
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #351Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #351Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #351Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d496
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #351Page Scan
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #74Page Scan



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