The Morning Bright

Representative Text

1 The morning bright, with rosy light,
Has waked me from my sleep;
Father, I own, thy love alone
Thy little one doth keep.

2 All through the day, I humbly pray,
Be Thou my Guard and Guide;
My sins forgive, and let me live,
Blest Jesus, near thy side.

3 O make thy rest within my breast,
Great Spirit of all grace;
Make me like thee, then shall I be
Prepared to see thy face.

Source: The Church Hymnary (3rd Ed.) #49

Author: Thomas O. Summers

Summers, Thomas Osmond, D.D., LL.D., son of James Summers, was born near Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire, England, Oct. 11, 1812. Proceeding to the United States in after years, he was admitted to the Baltimore Conference in 1835. From 1840 to 1843 he was a missionary in Texas; removing to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1844, and Charleston, South Carolina, 1846. From 1845 he acted as Secretary of the Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was also Book Editor. Subsequently he was Professor of Theology and Pastor of Vanderbilt University. He was Chairman of the Hymn Book Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and edited the Songs of Zion, 1851, and the Wesleyan Psalter, 1855. He died in May 1882. Dr. Summers is the author of several… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The morning bright with rosy light
Title: The Morning Bright
Author: Thomas O. Summers
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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