1 We now arise, the Light is come,
The Glory of the Lord appears;
No more in Darkness may we roam,
Expos'd to Guilt and many Fears.
2 The Day-spring glorious from on high,
Beams forth in Brightness all divine;
Our nightly Fears and Troubles die,
Whilst we in perfect Beauty shine.
3 The Godhead's Glory rising bright
On us, in Christ the heav'nly Man,
Declares us perfect in his Sight,
Whilst we admire the gracious Plan.
4 What e'er we lost we here regain;
The End of all our Toil is come,
Nor Sin, nor Curse doth now remain,
We rest in God our native Home.
5 We now no Consciousness retain
Of Sin, no nor of Righteousness,
Demonstrate as what doth remain
In us, to Comfort or Distress.
6 But all the Consciousness we have,
Of what Condition we are in,
Is after Christ, rais'd from the Grave,
A Conq'ror over Hell and Sin.
7 There in our Nature greatly blest,
And purg'd from ev'ry ill, thro' Blood,
Our Conscience finds eternal Rest,
And answers peacefully to God.
Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XLVI