Sun of righteousness

All this night bright angels sing

Author: William Austin
Tune: [All this night bright angels sing] (Sullivan)
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 “Peace on earth” the angels sing,
Never was such caroling.
Hark! a voice which loudly cries,
Mortals, mortals, wake and rise.
Lo, to gladness turns your sadness:
From the earth is ris’n a Sun,
Shining bright tho’ day be done.

2 Wake, O earth, wake ev’ry-thing,
Wake and hear the joy I bring;
Wake and joy; for all this night,
Heav’n and ev’ry twinkling light,
All amazing, still stand gazing,
Angels, pow’rs and all that be,
Wake! and joy this Sun to see.

3 Hail! O Sun, O blessed Light,
Sent into this world by night;
Let Thy rays and heav’nly pow’rs,
Shine in these dark souls of ours
For most duly Thou art truly
God and Man, we do confess,
Hail! O Sun of Righteousness!

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #171

Author: William Austin

Austin, William. A lawyer of Lincoln's Inn in the time of Charles I. His widow, Ann Austin, published in 1635, his Devotionis Avgvstinianae Flamma. This contains 3 carols for Christmas Day, 3 poems for Good Friday, 1 for tbe Annunciation, and a poem by himself in anticipation of his own death. They are all of merit, and 4 may be found reprinted in Days & Seasons, 3rd ed., 1857, London, Mozley. In the Harleian manuscript Kalph Crane's A Handful of Celestial Flowers contains other hymns, one of which, with Austin's initials, has been printed by Farr in his Select Poetry of James I. It begins, "What a gracious God have we." The popular carol-- "All this night bright Angels sing, Never was such carolling." No. xli. in Bramley and Stainer'… Go to person page >

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First Line: All this night bright angels sing
Title: Sun of righteousness
Author: William Austin
Copyright: Public Domain




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