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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