Morn awakes, behold the glory

Morn awakes, behold the glory

Translator: John Brownlie
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Morn awakes, behold the glory
From the hill-tops spread abroad,
Telling still the ancient story
Of the faithfulness of God.

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Soul, bestir! the path before thee
Leads toward the realm of night;
Heed the voices that implore thee,--
Walk, the while ye have the light.

Haste! the daylight may forsake thee
Ere thou reach thy journey's goal;
Lest the solemn night o'ertake thee,
Up! the shining hours control.

Do the task that waits thy doing;
Let the will of God be thine;
Ever what is right pursuing,
Till the day to night decline.

Christ, Thou Sun that knows no setting,
In my soul in beauty shine;
Then, the dread of night forgetting,
I shall live in light divine.

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: Morn awakes, behold the glory
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English



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