Hymn

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Title

Hymn

Description

Day breaks triumphant o'er the deep

And laughs the shades of night away!

Onward the waves resplendent sweep,

And mountain streams flash back the ray!

Then burst from bough and kindling air,

A thousand wild enchanting lays;

Till forest depth and cavern lair,

Ring to the notes of joyous praise!


Another day is dawning now,

A holier splendor streams afar;

Science, with glory on her brow,

Rejoiceth in her radiant car!

And as her beams more brightly glow,

And farther spread the cheering light,

Loud let our grateful numbers flow -

Let heart and voice in praise unite!


Great God, to thee with joyful mien,

To thee, our gushing hearts we pour!

The star, by Chaldean magic seen,

Proclaimed this glorious dawn of yore: -

And where religion's ray divine,

On dome and spire refulgent play,

Science shall there commingling shine,

Till earth rejoice in perfect day!

Creator

William J. Pebodie

Source

2:23, p. 92

Date

1838.07.28

Contributor

The people of Providence have recently dedicated an Athenaeum. An address was delivered by the Rev. D. Weyland, President of Brown University. Below is the Hymn sung upon the occasion.

Citation

William J. Pebodie, “Hymn,” Periodical Poets, accessed April 14, 2024, https://periodicalpoets.com/items/show/272.

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