From east the sun in splendor dressed

From east the sun in splendor dressed

Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 From east the sun, in splendor dressed,
Begins his lofty ride,
O'er mighty seas and mountain-crest,
O'er town and country-side.

2 He rises on that fairest shore
Where paradise once lay;
Brings light and life, and, as of yore,
New joy upon his way.

3 A greeting shimmers in his sphere
From Eden's ruddy dawn;
Here flowed the Fount of Life, and here
The Tree of Life has grown.

4 He greets us with a smile from Him
Who caused the light to be,
Brings memories sweet of Bethlehem,
Of angels' holy glee.

5 We catch a glimpse of Paradise
And of its golden groves,
When in the east we see arise
The sun in heavenly robes.

6 The starry hosts bow gently down
Before the rising sun;
It seems again in Bethlehem-town
Is born th'Eternal One.

7 Thou Sun, all mundane suns above,
Be praised that Thou didst rise
To lead us in Thy light and love
To Heaven's Paradise.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #33

Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, was born at Thor Kildstrup, Island of Falster, May 28, 1789. From 1822 to his death in 1862, he was Professor of the Danish Language and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand, Denmark. He was a poet of some eminence. His collected works were pub, in 1851, in 34 volumes. Seven of his hymns translated into English are given in Gilbert Tait's Hymns of Denmark, 1868. The only hymn by him in English common use is:— Igjennem Nat og Traengael. Unity and Progress. It is dated 1825, and is given in the Nyt Tillaeg til Evangelisk-christelig. Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1859, No. 502. In its translated form as "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," by the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, it has become widely known in most Eng… Go to person page >

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First Line: From east the sun in splendor dressed
Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Primary Hymn Book, Hymns and Songs for Little Children #d22

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Wartburg Hymnal #33

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