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Above:  John Henry Hopkins, Jr.

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John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891), was an Episcopal priest and hymnodist.


Come With Us, O Blessed Jesus:

Dayspring of Eternity:


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Above:  Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Rome, Georgia, February 14, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1872) by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940 Companion (1949), The Episcopal Church


Come with us, O blessed Jesus,

With us evermore to be;

And in leaving now thine altar,

O let us not leave thee!

Let thy sweet angel chorus

Not cease their heavenly strain,

But in us, thy loving children,

Bring peace, good will to men.


Thou art God from everlasting,

God of God and Light of Light;

Thou art God, thy glory veiling,

That men may bear the sight.

Beyond these walls O follow us,

Our daily life to share,

That in us thy great and glorious light

May shine forth everywhere.


Thou art man, of Mary Virgin,

Born to-day in Bethlehem;

Thou art man, with griefs and sorrows,

And thorns for a diadem.

For ever thou art one with us,

Our life, our love divine:

Our flesh and blood art thou, Lord;

And thou hast given us thine.


Born a babe, yet our Creator;

Born a babe, yet God on high:

Born a babe, O Son of David,

Thy kingdom now is nigh.

Before thy cross victorious

O make thy foes to fall,

Till the whole world sing Hosanna,

And own thee Lord of all.

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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.