Day Is Breaking, Night Is Ended

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Day is breaking, night is ended,
And the day of rest ascended
Upon church and countryside.
Like the day in brightness growing,
Grace from God is richer flowing;
Heaven’s portals open wide.

O what joy this day is bringing,
When the chiming bells are ringing,
Calling man to prayer and praise!
All the angel host rejoices
And with gladsome, mellow voices
Thanks the Lord for light and grace.

Sin and death with fear and sorrow
And the burden of tomorrow
Shall not weigh my heart with care.
Unto all in tribulation
Doth the Lord of our salvation
On this day His peace declare.

Be it hushed in solemn stillness,
Must I weep in grief or illness,
Or confess my guilt and shame,
It is blessed to be weeping
When the hungry heart is reaping
Grace and peace in Jesus’ name.

O Thou Fount of grace unbounded,
Who our wisdom hath confounded,
Whom but faith can comprehend!
In Thy love my soul reposes;
Heaven’s portal never closes
Till before Thy throne we stand.

Source: Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark #105

Author: Casper Johannes Boye

Caspar Johannes Boye was born in Kongsberg, Norway in 1791. He studied both law and theology at the University of Copenhagen, became a teacher and later served as rector in Søllerød, Helsingørand and Copenhagen. He died in 1853. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day is breaking, night is ended
Title: Day Is Breaking, Night Is Ended
Original Language: Danish
Author: Casper Johannes Boye
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymnal for Church and Home #24

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