The Morning dawns; on gilded height

The Morning dawns; on gilded height

Translator: John Brownlie
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The Morning dawns; on gilded height
The glory of the early light
Awaits the rising sun
Awake, my soul, to life awake!
Inspired with hope thy task o'ertake,
And fill the day begun.

O Light, beyond our utmost light,
To Whom our day is as the night,
Our sun a feeble star;
Lead me to where Thy glories rise,
Beyond the earth, beyond the skies,
On fairer fields afar.

Thou art the Light, eternal Christ,
Whose glory at the first sufficed
To fire the endless spheres;
Night has no more abiding place,
Before the brightness of Thy face
The darkness disappears.

O that a searching ray would shine
Within this darkened soul of mine,
And bid my night depart!
Then would the joy of life abound,
And morning music ever sound
Within my joyless heart.

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: The Morning dawns; on gilded height
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English