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Richard Massie (1800-1887) translated German hymns.


Evening and Morning:

Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star:


Posted January 15, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources M

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Above:  Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, Jasper, Georgia, January 8, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German Words (1666) by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)

English Translation (1857) by Richard Massie (1800-1887)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1941), Evangelical and Reformed Church


1.  Evening and morning,

Sunset and dawning,

Wealth, peace, and gladness,

Comfort in sadness,

These are Thy works; all the glory be Thine!

Times without number,

Awake or in slumber,

Thou dost observe us,

From danger preserve us,

Causing Thy mercy upon us to shine.

2.  Father, O hear me;

Pardon and spare me;

Calm all my terrors,

Blot out my errors,

That by Thine eyes they may no more be scanned.

Order my goings;

Direct all my doings;

As it may please Thee,

Retain or release me;

All I commit to Thy Fatherly hand.

3.  Griefs of God’s sending

Soon have an ending;

Clouds may be pouring,

Wind and wave roaring,

Sunshine will come when the tempest has past.

Joys still increasing,

And peace never ceasing,

Fountains that dry not,

And roses that die not,

Blooming in Eden, await me at last.

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.