"The Morning Light is Breaking"
                         by Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. The morning light is breaking,
        The darkness disappears;
        The sons of earth are waking
        To penitential tears.
        Each breeze that sweeps the ocean
        Brings tidings from afar
        Of nations in commotion,
        Prepared for Zion's war.

        2. See heathen nations bending
        Before the God we love,
        And thousand hearts ascending
        In gratitude above,
        While sinners, now confessing,
        The Gospel-call obey
        And seek the Savior's blessing,
        A nation in a day.

        3. Blest river of salvation,
        Pursue thine onward way;
        Flow thou to ev'ry nation
        Nor in thy richness stay;
        Stay not till all the lowly
        Triumphant reach their home;
        Stay not till all the holy
        Proclaim, "The Lord is come."

Notes: Hymn #497 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matthew 28:19-20 Author: Samuel F. Smith, 1832 Composer: George J. Webb, 1837 Tune: "Webb"

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