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
Composer: Nikolaus Herman, c. 1480-1561
Meter: 86 866
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1982 Concordia Publishing House.

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