36. Light of light, enlighten me

1 Light of light, enlighten me,
Now anew the day is dawning;
Sun of grace, the shadows flee,
Brighten Thou my Sabbath morning.
With Thy joyous sunshine blest,
Happy is my day of rest!

2 Fount of all our joy and peace,
To Thy living waters lead me;
Thou from earth my soul release,
And with grace and mercy feed me.
Bless Thy Word, that it may prove
Rich in fruits that Thou dost love.

3 Kindle Thou the sacrifice
That upon my lips is lying;
Clear the shadows from mine eyes,
That, from every error flying,
No strange fire may in me glow
That Thine altar doth not know.

4 Let me with my heart to-day,
Holy, holy, holy, singing,
Rapt awhile from earth away,
All my soul to Thee up-springing,
Have a foretaste inly given
How they worship Thee in heaven.

5 Rest in me and I in Thee,
Build a paradise within me;
O reveal Thyself to me,
Blessed Love, who diedst to win me:
Fed from Thine exhaustless urn,
Pure and bright my lamp shall burn.

6 Hence all care, all vanity,
For the day to God is holy;
Come, thou glorious Majesty,
Deign to fill this temple lowly;
Naught to-day my soul shall move,
Simply resting in Thy love.

Text Information
First Line: Light of light, enlighten me
Author: Benjamin Schmolk (1715)
Translator: Miss Winkworth (1858, a.)
Publication Date: 1868
Meter: 7, 8, 7.
Topic: Worship: The Lord's Day; Advent, First Sunday; Epiphany, Sixth Sunday (4 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune #195 or #230
Tune Information
Name: MEINEN JESUM LASZ ICH NICHT
Meter: 7, 8, 7.
Key: G Major
Notes: Composer from index: attributed to J. S. Bach, d. 1750



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