Come, Thou bright and morning star…

  1. Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star,
    Light of light, without beginning!
    Shine upon us from afar
    That we may be kept from sinning.
    Drive away by Thy clear light
    Our dark night.
  2. Let Thy grace, like morning dew
    Falling soft on barren places,
    Comfort, quicken, and renew
    Our dry souls and dying graces;
    Bless Thy flock from Thy rich store
    Evermore.
  3. May Thy fervent love destroy
    Our cold works, in us awaking
    Ardent zeal and holy joy
    At the purple morn’s first breaking.
    Let us truly rise ere yet
    Life has set.
  4. Ah! thou Dayspring from on high,
    Grant that at Thy next appearing
    We who in the graves do lie
    May arise, Thy summons hearing,
    And rejoice in our new life,
    Far from strife.
  5. Light us to those heavenly spheres,
    Sun of grace, in glory shrouded;
    Lead us through this vale of tears
    To the land where days unclouded,
    Purest joy, and perfect peace
    Never cease.

Hymn #539  The Lutheran Hymnal (1941) Text: Ps. 88: 13
Author: Christian K. von Rosenroth (1636-1689) tr Richard Massie (1800—1887).
Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit
 

About Wilhelm Weber jr

Rector of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane
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