77. The People That in Darkness Sat

1 The people that in darkness sat
A glorious light have seen;
The light has shined on them who long
In shades of death have been,
In shades of death have been.

2 To hail you, Sun of Righteousness,
The gath'ring nations come;
They joy as when the reapers bear
Their harvest treasures home,
Their harvest treasures home.

3 To us the Child of hope is born,
To us the Son is giv'n,
And on his shoulder ever rests
All pow'r in earth and heav'n,
All pow'r in earth and heav'n.

4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
The Everlasting Lord,
The Wonderful, the Counselor.
The God by all adored,
The God by all adored.

5 His righteous government and pow'r
Shall over all extend;
On judgment and on justice based,
His reign shall have no end.

6 Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray,
And make us yours alone,
Who with the Father ever are
And Holy Spirit, one.

Text Information
First Line: The people that in darkness sat
Title: The People That in Darkness Sat
Author: John Morison, 1749-98 (alt.)
Meter: 86 866
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Name: LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN
Composer: Nikolaus Herman, c. 1480-1561
Meter: 86 866
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1982 Concordia Publishing House.



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.