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Now the sun at noon of day

Now the sun at noon of day

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Now the sun at noon of day,
Shines upon the earth below;
And the fields in bright array,
Spread their beauty in its glow;--
Jesus, Lord, when noon controls,
May Thy beauty grace our souls.

Weary, when the noon oppressed,
Thou didst rest upon the well,
And a sinning soul was blest,
As Thy words divinely fell;--
Lord, Thy living water give,
That our thirsting souls may live.

Once at noon, a midnight dread
Blotted out the earth and sky,
For the God-man bowed His head,
And creation saw Him die;--
May Thy death our dying be,
May we rise, O Christ, with Thee.

In Thy realm of light above,
Rising suns, nor setting, shine;
Thou, Thyself, O Lord of Love,
Ceaseless pour'st Thy light divine;--
Lord, where noontide shines alway
Bring our souls, we humbly pray.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, 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: Now the sun at noon of day
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English