Come, Dayspring from on High

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1 Come, Dayspring from on high,
Emmanuel, draw nigh,
God with us, everyone,
in us your will be done.
Maranatha, our Lord, come.

2 Our hearts are open wide.
Love, here you may abide.
Christ Jesus, enter in,
redeem us from our sin.
Maranatha, our Lord, come.

3 Light of the world, we pray,
be born in us today,
our faith and love increase
that we may know your peace.
Maranatha, our Lord, come.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #26

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, Dayspring from on high
Title: Come, Dayspring from on High
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2001, rev. 2011)
Meter: 6.6.6.6 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Maranatha, our Lord, ome
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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