247. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright

1. O Morning Star, how fair and bright
thou beamest forth in truth and light,
O Sovereign meek and lowly!
Thou Root of Jesse, David's Son,
my Lord and Master, thou has won
my heart to serve thee solely!
Thou art holy,
fair and glorious, all-victorious,
rich in blessing,
rule and might o'er all possessing.

2. Thou heavenly Brightness! Light divine!
O deep within my heart now shine,
and make thee there an altar!
Fill me with joy and strength to be
thy member, ever joined to thee
in love that cannot falter;
toward thee longing
doth possess me; turn and bless me;
here in sadness
eye and heart long for thy gladness!

3 What joy to know, when life is past,
the Lord we love is first and last,
the end and the beginning!
He will one day, O glorious grace,
transport us to that happy place
beyond all tears and sinning!
Amen! Amen!
Come, Lord Jesus! Crown of gladness,
we are yearning
for the day of your returning.

Text Information
First Line: O Morning Star, how fair and bright
Title: O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
Author: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Translator (sts. 1-2): Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 887.887.4.84.8
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Birth and Baptism; Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany (4 more...)
Source: Trans. st. 3 Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978
Language: English
Copyright: Trans. st 3 © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship
Tune Information
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach
Composer: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Meter: 887.887.4.84.8
Key: D Major

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