Bring, O morn, thy music
Bring, O morn, thy music. William Channing Gannett* (1840-1923).
First published in A Chorus of Faith (Chicago, 1893). It is a considered Unitarian response to the Trinitarianism of Reginald Heber*’s ‘Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty’*, deliberately using Heber’s metre and some of his phrases. The tune used is that of Heber’s hymn, NICAEA, by John Bacchus Dykes*; and the fourth line of each of the stanzas is taken directly from Heber, preceded by three new lines, for example:
Bring, O morn, thy music! Bring, O night, thy silence!
Oceans, laugh the rapture to the storm-winds coursing free!
Suns and planets chorus, ‘Thou art our Creator,
Who wert and art, and evermore shalt be!’
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