Once more my eyes behold the day

Once more my eyes behold the day

Author: Joel Asaac Knight
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Once more my eyes behold the day,
And to my God my soul would pray
Its tributary lays:
O may the life preserv'd by thee,
With all its powers and blessings, be
Devoted to thy praise.

2 Beneath the shadow of thy wings,
Israel's great keeper, King of kings,
My weary head found rest:
No dire alarms or racking pains,
Devouring flames or galling chains,
Disturb'd my peaceful breast.

3 How many, since I laid me down,
Have launch'd into a world unknown,
To meet a dreadful doom:
While some on wat'ry billows tost,
Or wand'ring on an unknown coast,
Have sigh'd in vain for home.

4 But I am spar'd to see thy face,
A monument of saving grace,
And live to praise thy name:
Still be thou near, my gracious Lord,
To keep and guide, and by thy word
Peace to my soul proclaim.

5 Let me enjoy thy presence here,
In ev'ry storm my heart to cheer,
Till thou shalt bid me rise,
Where sin and sorrow never come,
Till at my blest eternal home
I wake in sweet surprise.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #611

Author: Joel Asaac Knight

Knight, Joel Abel. In Dobell's New Selection of 700 Evangelical Hymns, 1806, is a hymn on the death of a child, commencing, "Alas! how changed that lovely flower," the name affixed being "Knight." It also appears with the same signature in Denham's Selection, 1837, and in some American hymn-books. The writer was most probably the Rev. Joel Abel Knight, an Evangelical divine, who, in 1789, published a volume of Sermons, and was the author of a small volume of Sacred Poems. Knight was a man of some note, and friend of J. Newton, Greathead, Rippon, and Ryland. He was also the author of "My Father's at the helm." [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once more my eyes behold the day
Author: Joel Asaac Knight

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A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #441Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #441Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #482Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d841
Hymns for Family Worship with Prayers for Every Day in the Week, Selected from Various Authors #53Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #53Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #611Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d609
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #611TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #611Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #611Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #611Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #611Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d806
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #27Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d641
Parish Psalmody #d654
Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d102
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #287Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d302
The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d94



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