98. How Brightly Beams the Morning Star

1 How brightly beams the Morning Star!
What sudden radiance from afar!
It cheers us with its shining.
Brightness of God, that breaks our night
and fills the darkened souls with light,
who long for truth were pining!
Newly, truly God's word feeds us,
rightly leads us,
life bestowing.
Praise, O praise such love o'erflowing!

2 All praise to him who came to save,
who conquered death and scorned the grave;
each day new praise resoundeth
to him, the life who once was slain,
the friend whom none shall trust in vain,
whose grace for aye aboundeth;
sing then, ring then, tell the story
of his glory,
till his praises
flood with light earth's darkest mazes!

Text Information
First Line: How brightly beams the Morning Star!
Title: How Brightly Beams the Morning Star
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Adolf Schlegel (1766)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Meter: 8 8 7 D 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Epiphany; Christian Year: Epiphany; Evangelism (Good News) (35 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Philipp Nicolai (1597, adapt.)
Meter: 8 8 7 D 8 8 8
Key: D Major

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