225. Summer suns are glowing

1 Summer suns are glowing
over land and sea;
happy light is flowing
bountiful and free.
Everything rejoices
in the mellow rays;
all earth's thousand voices
swell the psalm of praise.

2 See God's mercy streaming
over all the world,
and his banner gleaming
everywhere unfurled.
Broad and deep and glorious
as the heaven above,
shines in might victorious
his eternal love.

3 Lord, upon our blindness
your pure radiance pour;
for your loving-kindness
make us love you more.
And, when clouds are drifting
dark across the sky,
then, the veil uplifting,
Father, still be nigh.

4 We will never doubt you,
though you veil your light;
life is dark without you,
death with you is bright.
Light of light, shine o'er us
on our pilgrim way;
still go on before us
to the endless day.

Text Information
First Line: Summer suns are glowing
Author: William Walsham How (1823-1897)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 65 65 D
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:23; 1 Chronicles 16:31-34; Exodus 13:21-22; Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 34:18; Psalm 36:5; Psalm 36:9; Psalm 60:4; Psalm 74:16-17; Psalm 107:13-14; Psalm 145:8-13; Psalm 146:8
Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in times and seasons; Death and Bereavement; Light (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RUTH
Composer: Samuel Smith (1821-1917)
Meter: 65 65 D
Key: D Major

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