Lo, The Sun Is Rising Out Of The Sea

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1 Lo, the sun is rising out of the sea,
Golden rays are playing on woods and lea,
Oh, what joy and gladness, though all is still,
On each golden morning all nature fill.

2 I will breathe with rapture the verdant air,
Thank the Lord who gave me this day so fair,
And, although surrounded by sin and death,
I may live to praise Him for life and breath.

3 Bless the Lord who makes me, as day is born,
In my soul and body to feel the morn,
And that night is vanquished, and griefs are gone,
When I dare to whisper, "Thy will be done!"

4 Oh, that I forever may dare embrace
Thee, sweet day, the bearer of light and grace.
Glory upon glory spread's thou abroad
From my heavenly Father, my Lord and God.

5 Though I shall encounter an evil wave,
Day by day draw nearer my waiting grave,
God Himself defends me, I am His child,
And in death He shields me with mercy mild.

6 Lo, the sun ascends from the sea anew,
Death's dark shadows vanish like morning dew.
Oh, what songs of gladness rise evermore,
When the sun stands radiant on life's bright shore.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #42

Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

Author: Jakob Knudsen

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Text Information

First Line: Lo the sun is rising out of the sea
Title: Lo, The Sun Is Rising Out Of The Sea
Danish Title: Se, nu stiger Solen
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Author: Jakob Knudsen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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