The dawn is sprinkling in the eastTranslator: Edward Caswall; Author: St. Ambrose
Tune: WAREHAM (Knapp)
Published in 16 hymnals
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1. The dawn is sprinkling in the east
Its golden shower, as day flows in;
Fast mount the pointed shafts of light:
Farewell to darkness and to sin!
2. Away, ye midnight phantoms all!
Away, despondence and despair!
Whatever guilt the night has brought
Now let it vanish into air.
3. So, Lord, when that last morning breaks,
Looking to which we sigh and pray,
O may it to Thy minstrels prove
The dawning of a better day.
4. To God the Father glory be,
And to His sole begotten Son;
Glory, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While everlasting ages run.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1272
The dawn is sprinkling in the east. Caswall, 1849. [Translation of Aurora jam spargit polum. This hymn is ascribed to St. Ambrose; but, not being quoted by early writers, it is not received as certainly genuine by the Benedictine editors; it may be his nevertheless.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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