The rosy-fingered dawn appears

The rosy-fingered dawn appears

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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The rosy-fingered dawn appears,
And lo, the sun uprise;
His shafts like golden pointed spears
Illume the brightening skies;--
Up, soul of mine, in beauty shine,
And praise the Lord of Light divine.

Thou hast a task to do this day,
Thy God to serve in all;
Like morn and noon thy light display,
Ere night in darkness fall.--
Up, soul of mine, in beauty shine,
And praise the Lord of Light divine.

The rosy morn shall fade away,
The sun his course complete;
Thy task must end with close of day,
When light and darkness greet.--
Up, soul of mine, in beauty shine,
And praise the Lord of Light divine.

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Eternal light eternal glows,
Beyond the realms of time;
Where service still to service grows,
As suns to noontide climb.--
Up, soul of mine, in beauty shine,
And praise the Lord of Light divine.

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 rosy-fingered dawn appears
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8
Language: English



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