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Dayspring of EternityCompilers, from German of Christian Knorr von Rosenroth (1636-1688)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
005DayspringJohann A. Freylinghausen, 17047.

1Dayspring of Eternity,
Brightness of the Light divine,
As the daylight fills the sky,
Let Thy beams upon us shine,
Scattering with their glorious might
All our night.
2As on drooping herb and flower
Lies the soft refreshing dew,
Let Thy Spirit’s freshening power
Dry and fainting hearts renew;
Showers of blessing over all
Softly fall.
3Let Thy fire of love destroy
All our earthly taint and leaven;
Wake our souls to love and joy,
Kindling like the eastern heaven:
Let us truly rise ere yet
Life hath set.
4Dayspring of eternal skies,
Grant that on Thine Advent-morn,
From the dust our flesh may rise
To a nobler being born,
Strong in heaven its course to run
As the sun.
5Sorrowing here we seek Thy face;
Guide us with Thy cheering ray:
Lead us, glorious Sun of grace,
To the land of endless day,
Where the joy that bids us rise
Never dies. Amen.
Isaiah2:5O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Revelation22:16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.