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Upon a world of guilt and night

Upon a world of guilt and night

Author: Josiah Conder
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Upon a world of guilt and night,
The Morning-star arose.
"Enough!" mine eyes have seen its light;
Now welcome death’s repose.

2 Prophetic joy those words inspired,
When, in the virgin’s Son,
Simeon beheld the long-desired,
And blessed God’s Holy One.

3 "Now lettest Thou Thy servant, Lord!
In peace his soul resign:
These eyes, according to Thy word,
See Judah’s Day-star shine:

4 "The Light of life, whose healing ray
Shall sin’s deep shades dispel;
To Gentile lands salvation’s day;
Thy glory, Israel!"

5 Faith still beholds her risen Lord,
Though hid from mortal sight.
Shine forth, O Savior! in Thy word,
And fill the world with light.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4133

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upon a world of guilt and night
Author: Josiah Conder


The Cyber Hymnal #4133
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #4133

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