Scripture Verse

We have the word of the prophets…and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19

Introduction

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Henry J. E. Holmes
(1852–1938)

Words: Lu­cy A. Ben­nett, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, new and en­larged ed­i­tion, by James Moun­tain (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, cir­ca 1902), num­ber 419.

Music: Love Di­vine (Holmes) Hen­ry J. E. Holmes (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Holmes, would you ?

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Lucy A. Bennett
(1850–1927)

Lyrics

Dear Savior, thro’ the far-spent night
We wait and watch for Thee;
The light of earth for us has set
Behind dark Calvary.

We yearn to see the rosy dawn
Whose promise beams afar;
And ever, with expectant hearts,
Desire the Morning Star.

Oh dawn most fair! Oh day most bright!
Across the eastern sky
The Advent-glory soon shall break—
Redemption draweth nigh.

It may be sooner than we think
Shall end the long delay!
It may be that the Bridegroom-King
E’en now is on His way!