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Text: Phillipp Nicolai
Music: Phillipp Nicolai
Tune: Wie Schon Leuchtet
LBW/WOV Hymn: #76
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #129
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:6
1 O Morning Star, how fair and bright,
You shine with God's own truth and light,
Aglow with grace and mercy!
Of Jacob's race, King David's Son,
Our Lord and master, you have won
Our hearts to serve you only! Lowly, holy!
Great and glorious, All victorious, Rich in blessing!
Rule and might o'er all possessing!
2 Come, heavenly bridegroom, light divine,
And deep within our hearts now shine;
There light a flame undying!
In your one body let us be
As living branches of a tree,
Your life our lives supplying. Now, though daily
Earth's deep sadness May perplex us And distress us,
Yet with heav'nly joy you bless us.
3 Lord, when you look on us in love,
At once there falls from God above
A ray of purest pleasure.
Your Word and Spirit, flesh and blood
Refresh our souls with heav'nly food
You are our dearest treasure! Let your mercy
Warm and cheer us! Oh, draw near us! For you teach us,
God's own love through you has reached us.
4 Almighty Father, in your Son
You loved us, when not yet begun
Was this old earth's foundation!
Your Son has ransomed us in love
To live in him here and above:
This is your great salvation. Alleluia!
Christ the living, To us giving Life forever,
Keep us yours and fails us never!
5 What joy to know, when life is past,
The Lord we love is first and last,
The end and the beginning!
He will one day, oh glorious grace,
Transport us to that happy place
Beyond all tears and sinning! Amen! Amen!
Come, Lord Jesus! Crown of gladness! We are yearning
For the day of your returning.
6 Oh, let the harps break forth in sound!
Our joy be all with music crowned,
Our voices gaily blending!
For Christ goes with us all the way
Today, tomorrow, ev'ry day!
His love is never ending!
Sing out! Ring out! Jubilation! Exultation! Tell the story!
Great is he the King of glory!