Watchman, Tell Me

Watchman, tell me, does the morning

Author: Sidney S. Brewer (1894)
Tune: DAWNING (Bradbury)
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 Watchman, tell me, does the morning
Of fair Zion’s glory dawn;
Have the signs that mark His coming
Yet upon thy pathway shone?
Pilgrim, yes, arise, look round thee,
Light is breaking in the skies;
Spurn the unbelief that bound thee,
Morning dawns, arise, arise!

2 Pilgrim, in that golden city,
Seated in the jasper throne,
Zion’s King, arrayed in beauty,
Reigns in peace from zone to zone;
There, on verdant hills and mountains,
Where the golden sunbeams play,
Purling streams and crystal fountains
Sparkle in th’ eternal day.

3 Pilgrim, see, the light is beaming
Brighter still upon thy way;
Signs through all the earth are gleaming,
Omens of the coming day,
When the last loud trumpet, sounding,
Shall awake from earth and sea
All the saints of God now sleeping,
Clad in immortality!

4 Watchman, lo, the land we’re nearing
With its vernal fruits and flow’rs!
On just yonder, oh, how cheering!
Bloom forever Eden’s bow’rs;
Hark, the choral strains are ringing,
Wafted on the balmy air!
See the millions, hear them singing!
Soon the pilgrims will be there.

The Gospel in Song, 1926 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Sidney S. Brewer

Born: 1804, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: No­vem­ber 3, 1889, New Bed­ford, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: New Bed­ford, Mass­a­chu­setts. We have lit­tle da­ta on Brew­er, ex­cept that he was a min­is­ter. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: Watchman, tell me, does the morning
Title: Watchman, Tell Me
Author: Sidney S. Brewer (1894)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English

Tune

DAWNING (Bradbury)

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions.

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Timeless Truths #48

Instances

Instances (70)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d477
Bells of Heaven #d405
Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d370
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #T37Image
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #263Image
Christ in Song #d614
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #734Image
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d576
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #79Image
Free Methodist Hymnal #d650
Golden Censer #d85
Gospel Hymns #d600
Gospel Hymns No. 2: as used by them in gospel meetings #81Image
Gospel Praise Book #d282
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #143
Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d133
Great Joy! : a new and favorite collection of hymns and music, for gospel meetings, prayer, temperance, and camp meetings, and Sunday schools #181Image
Hallowed Songs #d363
Hallowed Songs: for prayer and social meetings, containing hymns and tunes, carefully selected from all sources, both old and new, and are of the most spiritual..(Newly Revised) #47Image
Happy Voices No. 1 #d169
Heart and Life Songs #d140
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #519Image
Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #124Image
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1207
Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d247
Hymns of the Advent #193Image
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #102Image
Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, with Music: a Choice Collection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d307
Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #193Image
Hymns of the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ #d195
Jewels of Praise #d174
Pilgrim's Songs: a musical pocket companion, or hymn and tune fook for prayer and social meetings consisting chiefly of selections from the author's most popular melodies and hymns that have . . . #106
Poems and Hymns of Dawn #316Image
Second Advent Hymn Book #d104
Songs for Young and Old #d168
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #808Image
Spiritual Melodies #d328
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d386
Sunday School Hymn Book #d466
Sweet Hosannahs for the Sunday School #d60
Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #t29Image
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d948
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d445
The Centennial Hymnal #d425
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d376
The Christians' Songster #d130
The Church Hymnal ... Seventh-Day Adventist Church #180
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1329Image
The Cyber Hymnal #7129TextScore
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #112aImage
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #116Image
The Eolian Harp #d122
The Good Old Songs #d599
The Gospel Praise Book #d484
The Gospel trumpet: for the use of missionary societies and children's bands #23Image
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #395Image
The Melodeon: a collection of hymns and tunes with original and selected music, adapted to all occiasions of social worship #1Image
The Missionary Triumph: being a collection of Songs suitable for all kinds of Missionary Serves #78Image
The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d253
The New Golden Censer: a musical offering to the sabbath schools #123Image
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #405
The New Song: consisting of very choice notes of redemption, embracing new original,and also selcted songs, appropriate for prayer and revivial meetings #102aImage
The Pilgrim's Harp #d263
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #228Image
The Saints' Harp #d972
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #842Image
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1014Image
Timeless Truths #48TextScore
Truth and Hope No. 2 #d161
Vestry Chimes: a choice collection of sacred music, adapted to all occasions of social and family worship #24aImage