Lord God of morning and of night

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1 Lord God of morning and of night,
We thank you for your gifts of light;
As in the dawn the shadows fly,
We seem to find you now more nigh.

2 Fresh hopes have wakened in our heart,
Fresh zeal to do our daily part;
In peaceful sleep our strength restore,
Throughout the day to serve you more.

3 O Lord of light, your love alone
Can make our human hearts your own;
Be ever with us, Lord, that we
Your blessed face one day may see.

4 Praise God, our maker and our friend;
Praise God through time, till time shall end;
Till psalm and song one name adore,
Through heav'n’s great day of evermore.

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #653

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave

Palgrave, Francis Turner, M.A., eldest son of Sir Francis Palgrave, the Historian, was born at Great Yarmouth, Sept. 28, 1824, and educated at the Charterhouse (1838-1843) and at Oxford, where he graduated in first class Classical Honours. He was scholar of Balliol (1842) and Fellow of Exeter (1846). He was engaged in the Education Department of the Privy Council till 1884, being also Private Secretary to Lord Granville (then Lord President). In 1885 he was elected Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Professor Palgrave's publications include:— (1) Idylls and Songs, 1854; (2) Art Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, 1862; (3) Essays on Art, 1866; (4) Lyrical Poems, 1871; (5) Hymns, 1st ed., 1867; 2nd ed., 1868; 3rd ed., 1870.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord God of morning and of night
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave (1862)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Lord God of morning and of night. F. T. Palgrave. [Morning.] Written in 1862, and given in manuscript to Sir R. Palmer (Lord Selborne), who included it in his Book of Praise, 1862, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1867 it was also given in the author's Hymns, and again in several collections in Great Britain and America. It has been specially set to music by Tilleard. London, Novello.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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GERMANY (Gardiner)


EISENACH (Gesius)

MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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QUEBEC (Baker)

Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #1

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #545

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Carmina Sanctorum #545

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Catholic Book of Worship III #653

Chapel Hymns and Services #d64

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Christian Praise #384

Christian Youth Hymnal #120

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Gloria Deo #33

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d364

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #129

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Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #3

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d164

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Hymns and Songs for the Sunday School #13

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1205

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Hymns for Schools and Colleges #11

Hymns for Worship #115

Hymns of Hope and Courage #4

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Hymns of the Church Universal #594

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Hymns of the Church #13

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #310

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #310

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #347

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Hymns of the Living Church #5

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #89

Immanuel Hymnal #d257

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In Excelsis #72

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In Excelsis #a72

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #15

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #391

Mawl a chân = praise and song #303b

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #933

Pilgrim Hymnal #500

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #130

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d297

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Songs of the Christian Life #485

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Songs of the Soul #6

The Book of Praise #d182

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The Calvary Hymnal #5

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The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #5

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The Choral Hymnal #8

The Christian Hymnist #d328

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The Church Hymnary #826

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #901

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The College Hymnal #57

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The Coronation Hymnal #36

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The Cyber Hymnal #3705

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The Day School Hymn Book #4

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #8

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The Fellowship Hymn Book #298

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The Fellowship Hymn Book #298

The Friends' Hymnal #d350

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a33

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The Greatest Hymns #14

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The Harvard University Hymn Book #15

The Harvard University Hymn Book #33

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d120

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The Hymnal of Praise #4

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #534

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #534

The Mennonite Hymnal #481

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #18

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d345

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #480

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #611

The Plymouth Hymnal #d272

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #48

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The School Hymnary #48

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d492

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The Spirit of Praise #234

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The Students' Hymnal #58

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The Students' Hymnal #58

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The Westminster Abbey Hymn-Book #6

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d114

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University Hymns #10

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University Hymns #12

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Wartburg Hymnal #40

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Worship Song #535

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