Great God, arise and shine, with beams

Great God, arise and shine, with beams

Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great god! arise and shine,
With beams of heav'nly light;
From this dark world of sin dispel
The long and doleful night.

2 No more may idols share
The honors due to thee:
May ev'ry nation know thy name,
And thy salvation see.

3 No more may man malice dare
To lift her iron rod;
No longer shed the blood of saints,
And plead a zeal for God.

4 With its own native light,
Lord, may thy gospel shine:
May error fly like noxious mists
Before this light divine.

5 Whilst truth her charms reveals,
May love each breast inspire;
Nor one base passion ever mix,
To quench this sacred fire.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #181

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First Line: Great God, arise and shine, with beams



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