I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning.@Psalm 59:16
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Palmer Hartsough (1844-1932)

Palmer Hartsough, in The Best Gospel Songs and Their Composers (Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter Company, 1904), number 170.

M. A. Aulick (🔊 pdf nwc).

When the rising dawn drives away the night,
When the sun looks forth with his beams so bright,
When the glad world rings with its pure delight,
Then my voice unto God will I raise.
Unto Him who sleeps not the lone hours thro’,
Unto Him who guards us in love so true,
Unto Him whose mercies are ever new,
Unto Him will I sing all my days.

Refrain

To the praise of my king,
While I live will I sing;
To the praise of my king,
While I live, while I live will I sing.

When the evening comes and the shadows fall,
When the world grows still at the homeward call,
When the peaceful night spreads her couch for all,
Then my voice unto God will I raise.
Unto Him who helps us thro’ all the day,
Unto Him who guides us thro’ all the way,
Unto Him who keeps us while here we stay,
Unto Him will I sing all my days.

Refrain

Every morn I’ll learn of His holy word,
Every eve His truth shall with joy be heard,
And at last in death, with my blessèd Lord,
Then my voice unto God will I raise.
Unto Him who blesses from bounties vast,
Unto Him who leads us till life is past,
Unto Him who crowns us in Heav’n at last,
Unto Him will I sing all my days.

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