163. Sunset to sunrise changes now

1. Sunset to sunrise changes now,
for God doth make his world anew;
on the Redeemer's thorn-crowned brow
the wonders of that dawn we view.

2. E'en though the sun withholds its light,
lo! a more heavenly lamp shines here,
and from the cross on Calvary's height
gleams of eternity appear.

3. Here in o'er-whelming final strife
the Lord of life hath victory,
and sin is slain, and death brings life,
and earth inherits heaven's key.

Text Information
First Line: Sunset to sunrise changes now
Author: Clement of Alexandria, 170?-220?
Paraphraser: Howard Chandler Robbins, 1876-1952 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Alec Wyton, 1921-
Composer (melody, attr.): Elkanah Kelsay Dare, 1792-1826
Meter: LM
Key: c minor
Copyright: Copyright The Church Pension Fund

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