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The Church Hymnary, Twentieth Century Edition, 1900016
This Is the Day of LightRev. John Ellerton, 1868

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
016SwabiaGermanShort Meter (

1This is the day of light;
Let there be light today:
O Dayspring, rise upon our night,
And chase its gloom away.
2This is the day of rest:
Our failing strength renew!
On weary brain and troubled breast
Shed Thou Thy freshening dew.
3This is the day of peace;
Thy peace our spirits fill:
Bid Thou the blasts of discord cease,
The waves of strife be still.
4This is the day of prayer;
Let earth to heaven draw near:
Lift up our hearts to seek Thee there;
Come down to meet us here.
5This is the first of days!
Send forth Thy quickening breath,
And wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Vanquisher of death!
Genesis1:3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis2:2,32 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
2 Samuel23:4And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Psalm5:2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
Psalm74:16The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Psalm80:18So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
Psalm84:11For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalm118:24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Isaiah60:19The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Mark2:27And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Mark2:28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Luke1:78Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
John20:19Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Acts20:7And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
Ephesians2:14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
1 Timothy2:8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Revelation1:10I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Revelation1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Revelation22:5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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