Dayspring of Eternity   3 comments


Above:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dalton, Georgia, June 15, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German (1684) words by the Baron Christian Knorr von Rosenroth (1636-1689)

English Translation (1866) by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage


1.  Dayspring of eternity,

Brightness of the Father’s glory,

Dawn on us that we may see

Clouds and darkness flee before Thee;

Drive afar, with conqu’ring might,

All our night.

2.  Let Thy grace, like morning dew,

Fall on hearts in Thee confiding;

Thy sweet comfort ever new,

Fill our souls with strength abiding,

And Thy quick’ning eyes behold

Thy dear fold.

Give the falme of love to burn

Till the hands of sin it breaketh,

Till, at each new day’s return,

Purer light my soul awaketh:

O ere twilight come, let me

Rise to Thee.

4.  Thou who hast gone up on high,

Grant that, when Thy trumpet soundeth,

When with glory, in the sky,

Thee Thy cloud of saints surroundeth,

We may stand among Thine own,

Round Thy throne.

5.  Light us to the golden shore,

O Thou rising Sun of morning!

Lead where tears shall flow no more,

Where all sighs to songs are turning,

Where Thy glory sheds alway

Perfect day.

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