Lyrics – 3 verses
Suggested uses: Morning Services, General, Funerals
Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day’s return,
Till thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Cheer my eyes and warm my heart.
Visit then this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.
Lyrics Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public Domain.
- Tune: Ratisbon
- Composer: Unknown Music from Publisher: Johann Gottlob Werners’ Hymnal: Choralbuch, Leipzig (1815)
- Meter: 77 77 77
- Music Public Domain
- Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900101
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