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June 20, 2005

89R O God of Morning (and of Night)

Original Title: "Lord God of Morning and of Night," Francis Turner Palgrave (1860), MORNING HYMN, L.M., François Hippolyte Barthélémon (1785); New Title: "O God of Morning (and of Night)," rev. REH (2005), same hymn tune. Palgrave was an English Anglican. Psalm 130:6, "My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning."


1. O God of morn-ing and of night,
we thank thee for thy gifts of light;
as in the dawn the sha-dows fly,
we seem to find thee now more nigh.

2. Fresh hopes have wak-ened in the heart,
fresh force to do our dai-ly part;
thy slum-ber gifts our strength re-store,
through-out the day to serve thee more.

3. Yet while thy will we would pur-sue,
oft what we would we can-not do;
the Sun may stand in ze-nith skies,
but on the soul thick mid-night lies.

4. O Light of lights, 'tis thou a-lone
canst make our sha-dowed hearts thine own;
though this new day with joy we see,
Great Dawn of God, we cry for thee.

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Posted by rehurst at June 20, 2005 09:22 PM

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