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Light more glorious than the sun

Light more glorious than the sun

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Light more glorious than the sun
Dawns upon our fearful night,
And the longed-for day begun,
Pours its everlasting light;
Christ is risen, with gladness then
Hail His rising, sons of men.

Women came at early gloom,
Sad at heart, and full of fears,
Bearing to the dismal tomb,
Spices, mingled with their tears;
"Wherefore weep?" the angel said,
"Christ is risen from the dead."

Lone disciples all amazed
Sought the place where He had lain,
And they knew not as they gazed,
That their Lord had risen again
Mortals, hail the day begun,
Christ hath risen, our glorious Sun.

Mortals, lo! the Christ hath risen,
God-man He, and Lord of life;
Broken now is hades' prison,
Sin is wounded in the strife;
Lo, we hail Thy rising, now,
Christ, the King immortal, Thou.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Light more glorious than the sun
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English


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Hymns of the Russian Church #43b

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