Sweet is the breath of morning air

Sweet is the breath of morning air

Author: Horace Smith
Tune: MORNING (Wesley)
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1. Sweet is the breath of morning air;
Sweet is the dawn, when skies are fair;
Sweeter by far than aught beside
In God’s own favor to abide.

2. Blest be the gracious power above
For all our rest, and all His love;
For health preserved, for strength retained,
For faith renewed, and hope regained.

3. Wake, and the song of joy up-raise;
Wake, and resound Jehovah’s praise;
Praise ye the God of death and night;
Praise ye the Lord of life and light!

4. O, let Thy watchful care, dear Lord,
Direct each deed, and mold each word;
Check every thought that turns astray;
And guide and guard us through the day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6061

Author: Horace Smith

Smith, Horace, B.A., s. of Kobert Smith, of Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, London, was b. Nov. 18, 1836, and educated at King's College, London, and Trin. Hall., Camb. (B.A. in honours, 1860). Called to the Bar in 1862, he has held several important appointments, and has been a Metropolitan Police Magistrate since 1888. He has published several vols. on legal subjects, and Poems, 1897, Pilate's Wife's Dream, 1860, Poems, 1889, Interludes (three series), 1892, 1894, 1899, and Hymns & Psalms, 1903. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Glory to God, all the heavens are telling. [Holy Trinity.] Appeared in his Poems, 1897, and Hymns and Psalms, 1903. In Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1904, with the omission of st. v., vi. 2.… Go to person page >

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Author: Horace Smith



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