Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star   2 comments

Above:  St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, Conyers, Georgia, September 9, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Original German words by the Baron Christian Knorr von Rosenroth (1636-1689)

English translation by Richard Massie (1800-1887)


1.  Come, thou bright and morning star,

Light of light, without beginning,

Shine upon us from afar,

Like the morn when mists are thinning;

Drive away by thy clear light

Our dark night.

2.  Let thy grace, like morning dew

Falling on the barren places,

Comfort, quicken, and renew

All dry souls and dying graces;

Bless thy flock from thy rich store


3.  May thy fervent love destroy

All cold works, in us awaking

Ardent courage, zeal, and joy,

At the purple morn’s first breaking;

Life has set.

4.  Light us to the heavenly spheres,

Sun of grace, in glory shrouded;

Lead us through this vale of tears,

To the land where days unclouded,

Purest joy and perfect peace,

Never cease.

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  1. Pingback: Christian Knorr von Rosenroth | GATHERED PRAYERS

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