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O Sun of Justice

Full Text

1 O Sun of justice, Jesus Christ,
Dispel the darkness of our hearts,
Till your blest light makes night-time flee
And brings the joys your day imparts.

2 In this our "time acceptable"
Touch ev'ry heart with sorrow, Lord.
That, turned from sin, renewed by grace,
We may press on toward love's reward.

3 The day, your day, in beauty dawns
When in your light earth blooms anew;
Led back again to life's true way,
May we, forgiv'n, rejoice in you.

4 O loving Trinity, our God,
To you we bow through endless days,
And in your grace new-born we sing
New hymns of gratitude and praise.

Source: Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #123

Translator: Peter J. Scagnelli

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Text Information

First Line: O sun of justice, Jesus Christ
Title: O Sun of Justice
Translator: Peter J. Scagnelli
Source: Latin hymn, 6th century
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © Peter J. Scagnelli



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Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #123Text
With One Voice #659
Worship (3rd ed.) #424
Worship (4th ed.) #471