69. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright

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1 O Morning Star, how fair and bright
Thou beamest forth in truth and light!
O Sovereign meek and lowly!
Thou root of Jesse, David’s Son,
My Lord and Savior, Thou hast won
My heart to serve Thee solely!
Thou art holy,
Fair and glorious, all victorious,
Rich in blessing,
Rule and might o'er all possessing.

2 Thou heavenly brightness! Light divine!
O deep within my heart now shine,
And make Thee there an altar!
Fill me with joy and strength to be
Thy member, ever joined to Thee
In love that cannot falter!
Toward Thee longing
Doth possess me; turn and bless me;
Here in sadness
Eye and heart long for Thy gladness!

Text Information
First Line: O Morning Star, how fair and bright
Title: O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
Author: Philipp Nicolai (1597)
Alterer: Johann Adolf Schlegel (1768)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7.4.8.4.8
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1; 2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 22:16
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET
Composer: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach (1740)
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7.4.8.4.8
Key: D Major



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