Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh

1
Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh,
When the bird waketh, and the shadows flee;
Fairer than morning, lovelier than daylight,
Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee.
2
As in the dawning, o’er the waveless ocean,
The image of the morning star doth rest,
So in this stillness Thou beholdest only
Thine image in the waters of my breast.
3
When sinks the soul, subdued by toil, to slumber,
Its closing eye looks up to Thee in prayer;
Sweet the repose, beneath Thy wings o’ershadowing,
But sweeter still to wake and find Thee there.
4
So shall it be at last, in that bright morning
When the soul waketh, and life’s shadows flee;
Oh, in that hour, fairer than daylight’s dawning,
Shall rise the glorious thought, I am with Thee!
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Ring Catherine

Baguio, Benguet

Wonderful hymn! Lord grant us such sweet fellowship with You all the days!


Terry Phillips

Northampton, England, United Kingdom

it is a beautiful example of Victorian Christian mysticism.

Here are the other verses:

Alone with thee, amid the mystic shadows,

The solemn hush of nature newly borne;

Alone with Thee in breathless adoration,

In the calm dew and freshness of the morn.

Still, still with Thee! as to each newborn morning

A fresh and solemn splendour still is given;

So does this blessed consciouness awaking

Breathe each day nearness unto Thee and heaven.

(Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe)


B Teerlink

Citrus Heights, CA, United States

I LOVE this song! But, there are more verses to this song.