The Sun of Righteousness

Sun of Righteousness, arise, Chase the slumbers from our eyes!

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Chase the slumbers from our eyes!
O for one celestial ray
From the shining seats of day!

2 Melt my chains with heavenly fire;
Fervent love and strong desire
From thy love alone begin;
Thou canst break the power of sin.

3 Thou canst bid our spirits rise
Free and joyful to the skies;
Liberty and joy divine,
Sun of Righteousness, are thine.

Source: Hymns for Public Worship #328

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sun of Righteousness, arise, Chase the slumbers from our eyes!
Title: The Sun of Righteousness
Original Language: German
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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