The morning bright, with rosy light.

The morning bright, with rosy light. Thomas O. Summers* (1812-1882). According to Summers himself, this was written in 1846 on a steamer on the Tombigbee River in Alabama. It was written for his daughter, then aged one, and sent to her at Tuscaloosa, where Summers was a pastor at the time. It had three stanzas:   The morning bright,   With rosy light Hath waked me from my sleep;   Father, I own  Thy love alone Thy little one doth keep.   All through the day,   I humbly pray, Be Thou my Guard and Guide;   My sins forgive,   And let me live, Blest Jesus, near Thy side.   Oh, make Thy rest   Within my breast, Great Spirit of all grace;   Make me like Thee,   Then I shall be Prepared to see...

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