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When Morning Paints the Eastern Sky, a hymn on the Immortality of the Soul by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=39546 When Morning Paints the Eastern Sky, a hymn on the Immortality of the Soul by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-11 15:48:20 "When morning paints the eastern sky," by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (1809-1869), first published in 1842, appears under the subject "Immortality of the Soul" as Hymn 54 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 57. That page is missing in the one copy of the first edition we know to exist. Thankfully, the hymn appears under the same subject as Hymn 40 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Use of Hebrew Congregations</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1856), p. 44. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Cordelia Moïse Cohen Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Baqashot 19th century C.E. 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer South Carolina hymns ABAB rhyming scheme
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When morning paints the eastern sky
In rich and varied hues of light,
Before Thy Throne, Lord! most high,
Let all confess Thy pow’r and might.
When twilight’s shadows gently fall,
When evening’s thousand stars appear,
When midnight’s gloom o’ershadows all,
We’ll think of Thee with hope and fear.
We seek Thee in the hour of joy,
In sorrow bow before Thy will;
Thou canst life’s feeble chords destroy,
In death each pulse for ever still.
But Thou wilt still preserve the soul,
When purified from earthly stain,
When soaring to that heavenly goal,
It seeks immortal life to gain.

“When morning paints the eastern sky,” by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (1809-1869), first published in 1842, appears under the subject “Immortality of the Soul” as Hymn 54 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 57. That page is missing in the one copy of the first edition we know to exist. Thankfully, the hymn appears under the same subject as Hymn 40 in Hymns Written for the Use of Hebrew Congregations (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1856), p. 44. –Aharon Varady

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