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Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit

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1 Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit,
Licht vom unerschöpften Lichte,
schick uns diese Morgenzeit
deine Strahlen zu Gesichte
und vertreib durch deine Macht
unsre Nacht.

2 Morgenstern von Ewigkeit,
alle Finsternis vernichte!
Gottes ewge Herrlichkeit
Strahlt aus Deinem Angesichte!
Fülle Du mit Deinem Schein
Unser Sein!

3 Gib Du, daß wir alles hier
In dem Licht der Wahrheit schätzen,
in Gerechtigkeit nie verletzen,
daß Dein Friede uns erfüllt,
fest umhüllt!

4 Laß durch dies Welt uns gehen
Im Bewußtsein Deiner Liebe,
damit Satans Widerstehn
niemals unsern Glauben trübe!
Dein Herrlichkeit und Macht
Sei uns Kraft!

5 Leite Du uns in dem Streit,
daß der Erdkreis Dir gehöret,
Sonne der Gerechtigkeit,
Du, der Satans Macht zerstöret,
brich hervor in all der Pracht
Deiner Macht!

Source: Glaubenslieder #406

Author: Freiherr Christian Knorr von Rosenroth

Knorr, Christian, Baron von Rosenroth, son of Abraham Knorr yon Rosenroth, pastor at Altrauden in Silesia, was born at Altrauden, July 15, 1636. After studying at the Universities of Leipzig (where he graduated M.A. 1659, along with J. B. Carpzov, the famous Orientalist) and Wittenberg, he made an extended tour through France, England, and Holland. At Amsterdam he became acquainted with an Armenian prince, with the chief Rabbi, Meier Stern, from Frankfurt-am-Main, with Dr. John Lightfoot, Dr. Henry More, and others, and as the result of intercourse with them, devoted himself to the study of the Oriental languages, of chemistry, and of the cabalistic sciences. For his learning in these departments he was taken into the service of the like-mi… Go to person page >

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