542. The Sun Arises Now

1 The sun arises now
In light and glory
And gilds the rugged brow
Of mountains hoary.
Be glad, my soul, and lift
Thy voice in singing
To God from earth below,
Thy heart with joy aglow
And praises ringing.

2 Like countless grains of sand
Beyond all measure,
And wide as sea and land
Is Heaven's treasure
Of grace which Christ, my Lord,
Each day bestoweth,
Which, like refreshing rain,
Into my soul again
Each morning floweth.

3 Keep Thou my soul today
From sin and blindness;
Surround me on my way
With loving-kindness
And fill my heart, O God,
With joy from heaven;
I then shall ask no more
Than what Thou hast of yore
In wisdom given.

4 Thou knowest best my needs,
My sighs Thou heedest;
Thy hand Thy children feeds,
Thine own Thou leadest.
What should I more desire,
With Thee deciding
The course that I must take,
Than follow in the wake
Where Thou art guiding?


Text Information
First Line: The sun arises now
Title: The Sun Arises Now
Danish Title: Nu Rinder solen op
Translator: P. C. Paulsen (c. 1925, alt.)
Author: Thomas Kingo (1699, cento)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Times and Seasons: Morning
Tune Information
Composer: Hartnack O. K. Zinck (1801)
Key: D Major

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