Rise, O glorious orb of day

Rise, O glorious orb of day

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

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I
Rise, O glorious orb of day,—
Christ no longer fills the grave,
He hath risen with power to save,—
Rise, and clear our night away.

II
Day, by seer and psalmist sung,
Gladdest day for earth and heaven,
For the Christ, Whom God had given,
Hath the power from hades wrung.

III
Clouds of darkness, bow the head,
Weep in raindrops in the night!
Sorrow now is chased from sight,
For the living Christ was dead.

IV
Heaven above, and earth below,—
Men and angels raise the strain,
Death could not the Christ retain,—
Let your praises endless flow.

V
Ah, the spear, the thorns, the nails,
Ah, the dying and the death,
And the slow expiring breath,—
But the suffering Christ prevails.

VI
Where can death bestow his prey?
Can he hold the Lord of life?
Better he had shirked the strife,
Than have lost his power for aye.

VII
Rise, O glorious orb of day!
Christ no longer fills the grave,
He hath risen with power to save,—
Rise, and clear our night away.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, 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:โ€” 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: Rise, O glorious orb of day
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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