The radiant morn hath passed away

The radiant morn hath passed away

Author: Godfrey Thring (1864)
Tune: ST. GABRIEL (Ouseley)
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1 The radiant morn hath passed away,
And spent too soon her golden store;
The shadows of departing day
Creep on once more.

2 Our life is but a fading dawn,
Its glorious noon, how quickly past;
Lead us, O Christ, our life-work done,
Safe home at last.

3 Oh, by Thy soul-inspiring grace
Uplift our hearts to realms on high;
Help us to look to that bright place
Beyond the sky,

4 Where light, and life, and joy, and peace,
In undivided empire reign,
And thronging angels never cease
Their deathless strain;

5 Where saints are clothed in spotless white,
And evening shadows never fall,
Where Thou, eternal Light of Light,
Art Lord of all.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Godfrey Thring

Thring, Godfrey, B.A., son of the Rev. J. G. D. Thring, of Alford, Somerset, was born at Alford, March 25, 1823, and educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. in 1845. On taking Holy Orders he was curate of Stratfield-Turgis, 1846-50; of Strathfieldsaye, 1850-53; and of other parishes to 1858, when he became rector of Alford-with-Hornblotton, Somerset. R.D. 1867-76. In 1876 he was preferred as prebend of East Harptree in Wells cathedral. Prebendary Thring's poetical works are:— Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866; Hymns and Verses, 1866; and Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874. In 1880 he published A Church of England Hymnbook Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church throughout the Year; and in 1882, a revised and… Go to person page >

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First Line: The radiant morn hath passed away
Author: Godfrey Thring (1864)
Meter: 8.8.8.4
Language: English

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The radiant morn hath passed away. G. Thring. [Afternoon.] Written in 1864, and first published in his Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866, p. 66; and again in his Hymns & Lyrics, 1874, p. 137, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. It was adopted as the opening hymn of the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and has since then been included in numerous collections in Great Britain and America. In Hymns Ancient & Modern it is set to special music by Sir F. A. G. Ouseley, Bart. This tune is known as “St. Gabriel."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The radiant morn hath passed away, p. 1156, i. Under date of Oct. 24, 1899, the late Preb. Thring requested the Hymnal Committee of the S.P.C.K. to substitute the following as the second stanza in this hymn, in the then forthcoming revision of Church Hymns, for the stanza usually found in the hymnals, including his own:—
"Our life is but an autumn sun
Its glorious noon how quickly past;
Lead Us, O Christ, our life-work done,
Safe home at last."
"This," added Preb. Thring, "is my last and final emendation of this verse." This request was acceded to by the Committee as seen in the 1903 edition of Church Hymns, No. 31. This text is also in The English Hymnal, 1906. The text of the 1904 edition of Hymns A. & M. is that of Thring's Hymn Book, 1882.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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