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Dayspring of Eternity, Light from endless light proceeding

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1 Dayspring of eternity,
Light from endless Light proceeding,
Let Thy beams upon us shine
As the shadows are receding;
And dispel by Thy great might
Our dark 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 O Thou glorious Sun of grace,
May Thy light be ne'er denied us!
Till we reach the heavenly place
Shine upon our way to guide us,
That at last among the best
We may rest.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #39

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: J. F. Ohl

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Text Information

First Line: Dayspring of Eternity, Light from endless light proceeding
German Title: Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit
Author: Freiherr Christian Knorr von Rosenroth (1684)
Translator: J. F. Ohl (1915)
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.3
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #454

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Wartburg Hymnal #39

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