266. Christ whose glory fills the skies

1 Christ whose glory fills the skies,
Christ the true, the only light;
Sun of righteousness, arise,
triumph over shades of night:
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Daystar, in my heart appear!

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn
till your mercy's beams I see;
joyless is the day's return
till your glories shine on me:
as they inward light impart,
cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

3 Visit then this soul of mine,
pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
fill me, radiancy divine,
scatter all my unbelief;
more and more yourself display,
shining to the perfect day!

Text Information
First Line: Christ whose glory fills the skies
Author: C. Wesley (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Topic: God's World: Days and Nights: Morning; The Creation; Advent 3: The Forerunner (2 more...)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: W. H. Havergal (1793-1870)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Key: D Major
Source: Melody from J. G. Werner's Choralbuch Leipzig 1815

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