397. Light of Light, Enlighten Me

1 Light of light, enlighten me,
now anew the day is dawning;
sun of grace, the shadows flee;
brighten thou my Sabbath morning;
with thy joyous sunshine blest,
happy is my day of rest.

2 Fount of all our joy and peace,
to thy living waters lead me;
thou from earth my soul release,
and with grace and mercy feed me;
bless thy Word, that it may prove
rich in fruits that thou dost love.

3 Kindle thou the sacrifice,
that upon my lips is lying;
clear the shadows from mine eyes,
that, from every error flying,
no strange fire may in me glow
that thine altar doth not know.

4 Let me with my heart today,
"Holy, holy, holy" singing,
rapt awhile from earth away,
all my soul to thee up-springing,
have a foretaste inly giv'n
how they worship thee in heav'n.

5 Hence all care, all vanity,
for the day to God is holy;
come, thou glorious Majesty,
deign to fill this temple lowly;
naught today my soul shall move,
simply resting in thy love.

Text Information
First Line: Light of light, enlighten me
Title: Light of Light, Enlighten Me
Author: Benjamin Schmolck (1714)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858)
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Sacrifice; Supplication; The Church: Morning (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Uzziah C. Burnap (1869)
Key: F Major

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