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So here hath been dawning

So here hath been dawning

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 So here hath been dawning
Another blue day:
Think, wilt thou let it
Slip useless away?
Out of eternity
This new day is born;
Into eternity,
At night, will return.

2 Behold it aforetime
No eye ever did:
So soon it forever
From all eyes is hid.
Here hath been dawning
Another blue day:
Think, wilt thou let it
Slip useless away?

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #451

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics "the dismal science", wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator. Coming from a strict Calvinist family, Carlyle was expected to become a preacher by his parents, but while at the University of Edinburgh he lost his Christian faith. Calvinist values, however, remained with him throughout his life. His combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity, made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional socia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: So here hath been dawning
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #125

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d272

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Songs of Praise #438

Songs of praise #34

Songs of Praise for America #d95

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The Hymnal #451

The Hymnal for Young People #d216

The Sabbath School Hymnal #d124

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Worship and Song #12

Worship and Song Edition B #ad220

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