Lord of Light, Enlighten Me!   2 comments

Above:  Dawn

Hymn Source = The New Psalms and Hymns (1901), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983)

Original German words (1714) by Benjamin Schmolck (1672-1737)

English translation (1858) by Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878)

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1.  Lord of light, enlighten me!

Now anew the day is dawning;

Sun of grace, the shadows flee;

Brighten Thou my Sabbath morning!

With Thy joyous sunshine blest,

Happy is my day of rest.

2.  Fount of all our joy and peace,

To Thy living waters lead me;

Thou from earth my soul release,

And with grace and mercy feed me;

Bless Thy word that it may prove

Rich in fruits that Thou dost love.

3.  Kindle Thou the sacrifice

That upon my lips is lying;

Clear the shadows from mine eyes,

That, from every error flying,

No strange fire may in me glow

That Thine altar doth not know.

4.  Let me with my heart today,

Holy, holy, holy, singing,

Rapt awhile from earth away,

All my soul to Thee up-springing,

Have a foretaste inly given,

How they worship Thee in heaven.

5.  Rest in me and I in Thee,

Build a paradise within me;

O reveal Thyself to me;

Blessed Love, who died’st to win me;

Fed from Thine exhaustless urn,

Pure and bright my lamp shall burn.

6.  Hence all care, all vanity,

For the day to God is holy:

Come, Thou glorious majesty,

Deign to fill this temple lowly;

Naught today my soul shall move,

Simply resting in Thy love.

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