O Christ, Thou bright and Morning Star

Representative Text

1 O Christ, Thou bright and morning Star,
Now shed Thy light abroad:
Shine on us from Thy throne afar
With Thy pure glorious Word.

2 O Jesus, Comfort of the poor,
I lift my heart to Thee:
I know Thy mercies still endure,
And Thou wilt pity me.

3 For Thou didst suffer for my soul,
Her burdens to remove:
O make me through Thy sorrows whole,
Refresh me with Thy love.

4 Then, Jesus, glory, honor, praise,
I'll ever sing to Thee:
And Thou at last my soul wilt raise
To endless joys with Thee.


Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #350

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >



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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #192

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Chorale Book for England, The #144

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #24

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #24

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #350

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Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #22

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The Book of Worship #197

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The Christian Hymnal: a selection of psalms and hymns with music, for use in public worship #210

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d380

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d324

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