1 O Morning Star, how clear and bright,
your beam shines forth in truth and light!
My Sovereign meek and lowly!
O Root of Jesse, Promised One,
my God and Ruler, you have won
my heart to serve you solely!
You are holy,
great and glorious, all-victorious,
Rich in blessing,
rule and might o'er all possessing.
2 Come heavenly Brightness, Light divine,
and deep within my heart now shine,
there make yourself an altar!
Fill me with joy and strength to be
your member, joined eternally
in love that cannot falter;
Longing for you
does possess me; turn and bless me;
Here in sadness
eye and heart long for your gladness.
Source: The New Century Hymnal #158
|First Line:||O Morning Star! how fair and bright, Thou beamest forth in truth and light|
|Title:||O Morning Star! how fair and bright|
|German Title:||Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern|
|Author:||Philipp Nicolai (1599)|