Morning Star, O Cheering Sight   1 comment

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Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969)

Original Words (1657) by Johann Scheffler (1624-1677)

English Translation (1885) by Bennet Harvey, Jr. (1829-1894)

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1.  Morning Star, O cheering sight!

Ere Thou cam’st how dark earth’s night!

Jesus mine,

In me shine;

In me shine,

Jesus mine;

Fill my heart with light divine.

2.  Morning Star, Thy glory bright!

Far excels the sun’s clear light:

Jesus be,

Constantly,

Constantly,

Jesus be

More than thousand suns to me.

3.  Thy glad beams, Thou Morning Star,

Cheer the nations near and far;

Thee we own,

Lord alone,

Lord alone,

Thee we own,

Man’s great Saviour, God’s dear Son.

4.  Morning Star, my soul’s true Light,

Tarry not, dispel my night;

Jesus mine,

In me shine;

In me shine,

Jesus mine;

Fill my heart with light divine.

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