|Text:||The People That in Darkness Sat|
|Tune:||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN|
|Harmonizer:||Johann Sebastian Bach|
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 beat
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 heav'n,
all pow'r in earth and heav'n.
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.
|First Line:||The people that in darkness sat|
|Title:||The People That in Darkness Sat|
|Author:||John Morison (1781, alt.)|
|Topic:||Christ: Birth of; Christ: Deity of; Harvest and Thanksgiving(1 more...)|
|Name:||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN|
|Composer:||Nikolaus Herman (1554)|
|Harmonizer:||Johann Sebastian Bach (ca. 1738)|
|Source:||Harm. in Canatat 151|