The Prince of Peace

Representative Text

1 To hail Thy rising, Sun of life,
The gathering nations come;
Joyous as when the reapers bear
Their harvest treasures home.

2 For Thou our burden hast removed;
Th' oppressor's reign is broke;
Thy fiery conflict with the foe
Has burst his cruel yoke.

3 To us the promised Child is born;
To us he Son is given;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
And all the hosts of heaven.

4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
For evermore adored;
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,
The mighty God and Lord.

5 His power increasing still shall spread,
His reign no end shall know;
Justice shall guard His throne above
And peace abound below.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: John Morrison

Morison, John, D.D., was born in Aberdeenshire in 1749. He studied at the University of Aberdeen (King's College), where he graduated M.A. in 1771. In 1780 he became parish minister of Canisbay, Caithness. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1792. He died at Canisbay, June 12, 1798. He was one of the members added on May 26, 1781, to the Committee appointed by the General Assembly of 1775 to revise the Translations and Paraphrases of 1745. To him are ascribed Nos. 19, 21, 29, 30 and 35, in the 1781 collection, and he is said to have been joint author with John Logan of Nos. 27 and 28. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To hail thy rising, Sun of life
Title: The Prince of Peace
Author: John Morrison
Language: English
Refrain First Line: His name shall be

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #27

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d329

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d519

Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d290

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d294

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #27a

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #27b

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #27a

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #27b

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The Standard Church Hymnal #27

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