171. The people that in darkness

1 The people who in darkness pined
have seen a glorious light;
the people dwell in day, who dwelt
in death's surrounding night.

2 To hail your rise, O better Sun,
the gathering nations come,
rejoicing as when reapers bear
the harvest treasures home.

3 To us a Child of hope is born,
to us a Son is given,
and on his shoulders ever rests
all power in earth and heaven.

4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
forevermore adored,
the Wonderful, the Counselor,
the great and mighty Lord.

5 His reign of righteous government
shall over all extend,
for peace and justice shall abound
in the world without end.

Text Information
First Line: The people that in darkness pined
Title: The people that in darkness
Author: John Morison, 1750-1798 (alt.)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Canticles and Scripture Paraphrases; Christmas; Church Year: Epiphany (4 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrase
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Key: E Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1615
Copyright: Public Domain

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