When the morning light drives away the night

When the morning light drives away the night

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [When the morning light] (Lowry)
Published in 67 hymnals

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1 When the morning light
Drives away the night,
With the sun so bright and full,
And the day of rest
Lightens every breast,
I’ll away to Sabbath school;
For ’tis there we all agree,
All with happy hearts and free,
And I love to early be,
At the Sabbath school.

I’ll away! away!
I’ll away! away!
I’ll away to Sabbath school.

2 In the class I meet
With the friends I greet,
At the time of opening prayer;
And our hearts we raise
In a hymn of praise,
For ’tis always pleasant there;
In the Book of holy truth,
Full of counsel and reproof,
We behold the guide of youth,
At the Sabbath school. [Refrain]

3 May the dews of grace
Fill the hallowed place,
And the sunshine never fail,
While each blooming rose
Which in memory grows,
Shall a sweet perfume exhale;
When we mingle here no more,
But have met on Jordan’s shore,
We will talk of moments o’er
At the Sabbath school. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10428

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at AVest Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the morning light drives away the night
Author: Robert Lowry
Refrain First Line: I'll away to the Sabbath [Sunday] school



The Cyber Hymnal #10428
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