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123. 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 thee, Sun of Righteousness,
The gath'ring nations come;
They joy as when the reapers bear
Their harvest treasures home,
Their harvest treasures home.

3 For thou their burden dost remove
And break the tyrant's rod,
As in the day when Midian fell
Before the sword of God,
Before the sword of God.

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

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

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

7 Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray,
And make us thine alone,
Who with the Father ever art
And Holy Spirit,one,
And Holy Spirit, one.


Text Information
First Line: The people that in darkness sat
Author: John Morison (1781, alt.)
Meter: C. M. with repeat
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ, The Lord Jesus; Christ: First Advent of; Christ: Conqueror (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Nikolaus Herman (1554)
Meter: C. M. with repeat
Key: F Major

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