Behold the sun, how bright
From yonder east he springs,
As if the soul of life and light
Were breathing from his wings.
So bright the gospel broke
Upon the souls of men;
So fresh the dreaming world awoke
In truth’s full radiance then.
Before yon sun arose,
Stars clustered through the sky;
But, O, how dim, how pale, were those,
To his one burning eye!
So truth lent many a ray,
To bless the Pagan’s night;
But, Lord, how faint, how cold, were they,
To Thy one glorious light!
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #170||Christianity||Behold the sun, how bright||Moore||S. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #170||Behold the sun, how bright||Moore||1848|
|A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #147||Behold the sun, how bright||T. Moore||1843|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d57||Behold the sun how bright||Thomas Moore||1878|
|Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #327||Behold the sun, how bright||Thomas Moore||1883|
|Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #339||Behold the sun, how bright||T. Moore||1868|
|Hymns for Public Worship #314||Behold the sun, how bright||1845|
|Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #154||Behold the sun, how bright||1852|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #225||Behold the sun, how bright||1853|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #225||Behold the sun, how bright||1857|
|Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d18||Behold the sun how bright||Thomas Moore||1859|
|The Gospel Hymnal #d54||Behold the sun how bright||Thomas Moore||1880|