1 Jesus, Sun of righteousness,
Brightest beam of love divine,
With the early morning rays
Do Thou on our darkness shine,
And dispel with purest light
All our long and gloomy night.
2 Like the sun's reviving ray,
May Thy love, with tender glow,
All our coldness melt away
Warm and cheer us forth to go,
Thee to honor and obey
All our life's short earthly day.
3 Thou our only Hope and Guide,
Never leave us nor forsake:
In Thy light may we abide
Till the endless morning break,
Moving to Thy holy hill
Onward, upward, homeward still.
4 Lead us all our days and years
In Thy straight and narrow way;
Lead us through this vale of tears
To the land of perfect day,
Where Thy people, fully blest,
Near Thy throne forever rest.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #84
|First Line:||Jesus, Sun of righteousness|
|German Title:||Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit|
|Author:||Freiherr Christian Knorr von Rosenroth|