In His Keeping

When the early morning breaking Slumber from my eyelids shaking

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [When the early morning breaking]
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 When the early morning breaking,
Slumber from my eyelids shaking,
Comes the blessed tho’t with waking,
I am in His keeping.
Day advances, labor bringing,
Care, her mantle ’round me flinging,
Yet midst all my soul keeps singing,
I am in His care.

Chorus:
I am in my Father’s keeping,
I am in His tender care;
Whether waking, whether sleeping,
I am in His care.

2 Sometimes dark clouds hang o’er me,
Not one step I see before me,
Still, my Savior, I adore Thee,
I am in His keeping.
I can trust His hand to guide me,
’Neath His wings he’ll safely hide me,
And no harm can e’er betide me,
I am in His care. [Chorus]

3 Gentle eventide is nearing,
Light from heaven disappearing,
Still the blessed tho’t so cheering,
I am in His keeping.
Now night’s curtains gather ’round me,
Yet its dangers have not found me,
For His angel guards surround me,
I am in His care. [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #124

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the early morning breaking Slumber from my eyelids shaking
Title: In His Keeping
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: I am in my Father's keeping
Copyright: Public Domain

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