The Sun Arises Now

The sun arises now

Author: Thomas Kingo; Translator: P. C. Paulsen
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1 The sun arises now
With rays most tender,
It paints the mountain brow
With rosy splendor.
In faith, my soul,
now lift your voice in singing
To God, your gladness show,
Your hearts with joy aglow
And praises ringing.

2 Like countless grains of sand
Beyond all measure,
And wide as sea and land
Is Heaven's treasure
Of grace, which God anew
each day will give us,
For like a gentle rain,
Our lives of sinful stain
Each morning bathes us.

3 God has throughout the night
My bed surrounded
With angel hosts of light
And pow'r unbounded;
So I in calm did rest
in peaceful slumber
Until from deep repose
The light again arose
From darkness somber.

4 Lord, keep my soul today
From sin and blindness;
Surround me on my way
With loving-kindness
And fill my heart, O God,
with joy from heaven;
I then can ask no more.
My future is secure,
By Wisdom given.

5 Lord, You know best my needs,
My pains You're sharing;
Your Word and grace now feeds
The lamb You're bearing.
What more could I desire
with You deciding
The course which I now take?
I follow in the wake
Where You are guiding!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #83

Author: Thomas Kingo

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Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sun arises now
Title: The Sun Arises Now
Danish Title: Nu rinder Solen op
Author: Thomas Kingo
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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