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Glorious to our watching eyes

Glorious to our watching eyes

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Glorious to our watching eyes,
On the blessed first of days,
See the radiant sun arise,
Clad in glowing garb of praise;
And the angel's words have given
Hope to earth, and joy to heaven.

Ah, the darkness of the night;
Ah, the sighing, and the pain;
But the Rising of the Light,
Bids us dry our tears again;
For our Light, ascending brings
Joy and healing in His wings.

He is risen, even as He said,--
Great the joy the vision gives;
Tell the soul to gladness dead,
That the Lord Immortal lives;
And the dead to hope shall spring
Heavenward, as on tireless wing.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Glorious to our watching eyes
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English