1 Sunset to sunrise changes now,
for God doth make his world anew;
on the Redeemer's thorn-crowned brow
the wonders of that dawn we view.
2 E'en though the sun withholds its light,
lo! a more heavenly lamp shines here,
and from the cross on Calvary's height
gleams of eternity appear.
3 Here in o'er-whelming final strife
the Lord of life hath victory,
and sin is slain, and death brings life,
and earth inherits heaven's key.
|First Line:||Sunset to sunrise changes now|
|Title:||Sunset to Sunrise Changes Now|
|Author:||Clement of Alexandria (170?-220?)|
|Paraphraser:||Howard Chandler Robbins (1876-1952)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 27:11-54; Mark 15:1-47; Luke 21:25-36; Luke 23:1-49; Ephesians 2:11-22; Philippians 2:5-11|
|Topic:||Holy Week (Good Friday)|
|Composer (attributed to):||Elkanah Kelsay Dare (1782-1826)|
|Key:||c minor or modal|