Dayspring Of Eternity

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1 Dayspring of eternity,
Light of Light, from God proceeding,
On this morn we turn to Thee,
For Thy radiant brightness pleading.
Let Thy beams dispel with might
Sin's dark night.

2 Send Thy grace like morning dew,
Deign our conscience thus to quicken;
Let life's meadow bloom anew,
Heal all hearts with sorrow stricken,
And Thy ransomed ones restore

3 In Thy love's unchanging glow,
May our coldness swiftly perish,
And may we in fervor grow,
As each morning's light we cherish.
Daily, like the sun, may we
Rise with Thee.

4 O celestial Sun of grace,
May Thy rays ne'er be denied us;
Let them thro' this desert place
And to yonder mansions guide us,
Where Thy saints in glory stay,
Blest for aye.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #555

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: Herman Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dayspring of eternity, Light of Light, from God proceeding
Title: Dayspring Of Eternity
Translator: Herman Brueckner (1925)
Author: Freiherr Christian Knorr von Rosenroth (1684)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Copyright: Public Domain



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