Another One for the Road

This hymn is another favorite of mine that my husband and I listened to on our road trip to attend the recent AFLC Annual Conference. The text of “When Morning Gilds the Skies” is from an anonymous German hymn, “Beim fruhen Morgenlicht”. The date is unknown, but possibly as early as 1744. It was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Edward Caswall (1814-1878), who was ordained as an Anglican priest, and later converted to Catholicism was the first to translate the hymn into English, likely from several variations of the text. The tune was composed by Joseph Barnby (1838-1896), an accomplished and popular choral director in England.

For more hymns see these posts:

Nearer to Thee

Funeral Songs

O Holy Night


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