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171. The Sun of Righteousness

1 The Sun of Righteousness appears
To set in blood no more;
Adore the Scatterer of your fears,
Your rising Sun adore.

2 The saints, when He resigned His breath,
Unclosed their sleeping eyes;
He breaks again the bonds of death;
Again the dead arise.

3 Alone the dreadful race He ran,
Alone the wine-press trod;
He dies and suffers as a man;
He rises as a God.

4 In vain the stone, the watch, the seal
Forbid an early rise
To Him who breaks the gates of hell,
And opens paradise.

Text Information
First Line: The Sun of Righteousness appears
Title: The Sun of Righteousness
Author: Samuel Wesley, Jr., 1691-1739
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: Jesus Christ: Resurrection; Jesus: Resurrection
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas A. Arne, 1710-1778
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Notes: Lower key (F), No. 169

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