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We Hail the Rising Day Star

We hail the rising Day Star - the lamp within our heart

Author: Richard W. Adams (2008)
Tune: WEBB
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1. We hail the rising Day Star—the lamp within our heart
Has banished all our darkness, and bid the night depart.
We felt our blind eyes open, and ceased our doubt-filled war,
When first we did receive Him, the bright and morning star.

2. Now icy pride is melted, and shadows fled away;
The sunrise is upon us, as stubborn hearts give way;
The testimony certain, prophetic truth proclaim:
Let light shine into darkness, erasing fear and shame.

3. With borrowed light reflecting the Spirit in our heart,
We spread the glorious tidings, to Earth’s remotest part;
Unseeing eyes will open, and deaf ears hear the voice:
See in the east arising the best and perfect choice.

4. And when our task is over, our time on Earth is done,
We lie down to await Him, the promised coming sun;
Earth’s final dawn arising, with light from shore to shore,
The bright eternal shining, the sun to set no more.

Author: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We hail the rising Day Star - the lamp within our heart
Title: We Hail the Rising Day Star
Author: Richard W. Adams (2008)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2008 Richard W. Adams. These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship or devotions, provided they are not altered, & this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.

Tune

WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7195
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