Dayspring of Eternity, Brightness of the Father's glory

Dayspring of Eternity, Brightness of the Father's glory

Author: Freiherr Christian Knorr von Rosenroth ; Translator: John H. Hopkins
Tune: MORGENGLANZ DER EWIGKEIT
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Dayspring of Eternity,
Brightness of the Father's glory,
Dawn on us that we may see
Clouds and darkness flee before Thee;
Drive afar, with conquering might,
All our night.

2 As the soft, refreshing dew
Falls upon the drooping flower,
So our fainting hearts renew
By Thy Spirit's quickening power;
Ne'er Thy bounteous grace withhold
From Thy fold.

3 Let the glow of Thy pure love
All our icy coldness banish;
In the radiance from above
May our doubts and fears all vanish,
That ere dying we may be
Found in Thee.

4 Light us to the golden shore,
O Thou rising Sun of morning!
Lead where tears shall flow no more,
Where all sighs to songs are turning,
Where Thy glory sheds alway
Perfect day.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #548

Author: Freiherr Christian Knorr von Rosenroth

Knorr, Christian, Baron von Rosenroth, son of Abraham Knorr yon Rosenroth, pastor at Altrauden in Silesia, was born at Altrauden, July 15, 1636. After studying at the Universities of Leipzig (where he graduated M.A. 1659, along with J. B. Carpzov, the famous Orientalist) and Wittenberg, he made an extended tour through France, England, and Holland. At Amsterdam he became acquainted with an Armenian prince, with the chief Rabbi, Meier Stern, from Frankfurt-am-Main, with Dr. John Lightfoot, Dr. Henry More, and others, and as the result of intercourse with them, devoted himself to the study of the Oriental languages, of chemistry, and of the cabalistic sciences. For his learning in these departments he was taken into the service of the like-mi… Go to person page >

Translator: John H. Hopkins

John Henry Hopkins, Jr MA USA 1820-1891. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, having 12 siblings, the son of pioneer parents (his father from Dublin, his mother from Hamburg) he became an ecclesiologist. His father had been an ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest and second Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, (becoming presiding bishop in 1865). When his father founded the Vermont Episcopal Institute, he needed an assistant to help run it, so he picked his son to become a tutor and disciplinarian. The younger Hopkins played the flute and bugle in the school orchestra and also taught Sunday school. John Henry reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1839, he returned… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dayspring of Eternity, Brightness of the Father's glory
German Title: Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit
Author: Freiherr Christian Knorr von Rosenroth
Translator: John H. Hopkins
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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