From the breaking of the dawn (StF 156)

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From the breaking of the dawn
to the setting of the sun

Source: Singing the Faith: 156
Words: Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Music: Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Metre: Irregular
Verses: 4

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Correction to words

The earlier impressions of the Music Edition repeat the words of verse 1 in the underlay for verse 3. (Unlike the Words Edition, which is correct.) Verse 3 in the Music Edition should be corrected to read:

“When I’m faced with anguished choice
I will listen for your voice,
and I’ll stand on every promise of your word.
Through this dark and troubled land,
you will guide me with your hand
as I stand on every promise of your word.
And you’ve promised to complete
every work begun in me,
so I’ll stand on every promise of your word.”

Categories: Getty, Keith (auth), Getty, Keith (comp), Irregular, The Holy Scriptures, Townend, Stuart (auth), Townend, Stuart (comp).

4 Responses to From the breaking of the dawn (StF 156)

  1. Carolyn Brunger says:

    Our church has recently purchased StF, although several of us (accompanists and ministers) bought our own music copies when they were first printed – is there any way we can get the incorrect verse 3 printed within the music please, rather than having a loose piece of paper with the words? Many thanks.

    • Editor says:

      Hi Carolyn –

      Though the corrected verse has been included in subsequent impression of the hymn book, I’m afraid for those who have the earliest impressions the solution is an addendum sheet, which is what it appears you have already provided. Sorry not to be of more help.

  2. Victor E. Vine says:

    Hymn 547 How do I access thedetails of thyis amendment ?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Victor – I realise that you have already submitted this query under Notes and Queries – but perhaps haven’t picked up the reply I posted there. I wrote:

      Thanks for your enquiry, Victor. Only a minor adjustment has been made to this tune in later editions of StF – simply to clarify the underlay of vv.2&3 at full bars 4 and 6. These were not substantive amendments – simply the addition of optional slurs as suggested by Alastair (see his comments at the post for this hymn). These are now only available in the latest music edition of StF but you should probably be able to pencil in this adjustment in your own copy. Do get back in touch if you want further clarification.

      I hope this helps.

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