O golden day, when light shall break
O golden day, when light shall break. Julia H. Johnston* (1849-1919).
This hymn is known by its heading as ‘Saving Grace’. It dates from before 1903, when the earliest printing noted in Hymnary.org is from The Gospel Hymn Book: a collection of new and standard hymns for Sunday Schools, Young People’s Societies, Gospel and Social Meetings (Dayton, Ohio, and New York, 1903), edited by Daniel B. Towner* and published by the Lorenz Corporation*. It is not known if this is a ‘new’ or ‘standard’ hymn, but the setting of the words by Towner to his own tune suggests the former. It had three stanzas and a chorus:
O golden day, when light shall break And dawn’s bright glories shall unfold,When...
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