41. Jesus, Sun of Righteousness

1 Jesus, Sun of Righteousness,
Brightest beam of love divine,
With the early morning rays
Do Thou on our darkness shine,
And dispel with purest light
All our long and gloomy night!

2 Like the sun's reviving ray,
May Thy Love with tender glow,
All our coldness melt away,
Warm and cheer us forth to go,
Gladly serve Thee and obey
All our life's short earthly day!

3 Thou our only Hope and Guide!
Never leave us, nor forsake:
In Thy light may we abide
Till the endless morning break;
Moving to to Zion's hill,
Onward, upward, homeward still!

4 Lead us all our days and years
In Thy straight and narrow way,
Lead us through the vale of tears
To the land of perfect day,
Where Thy people, fully blest,
Near Thy throne for ever rest.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Sun of Righteousness
German Title: Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1853, a.)
Author: Christian Knorr von Rosenroth (1684)
Meter: 7s.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Worship: The Lord's Day; Advent, First Sunday; Epiphany, Sixth Sunday (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 7s.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Source from index: Pub. by Freylinghausen, at halle, 1704

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