156. The People That in Darkness Sat

1 The people that in darkness sat
a glorious light have seen;
the Light has shined on them who long
in shades of death have been.

2 To hail thee, Sun of Righteousness,
the gathering nations come;
they joy as when the reapers bear
their harvest treasures home.

3 For thou their burden dost remove,
and break the tyrant's rod,
as in the day when Midian fell
before the sword of God.

4 For unto us a child is born,
to us a Son is given,
and on his shoulder ever rests
all power in earth and heaven.

5 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
the everlasting Lord,
the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
the God by all adored.

6 Lord Jesus, reign in us we pray,
and make us thine alone,
who with the Father ever art
and Holy Spirit one.

Text Information
First Line: The people that in darkness sat
Title: The People That in Darkness Sat
Alterer: John Morison (1750-1798)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 146; Isaiah 9:1-7; Isaiah 60:1-22; Matthew 4:12-23; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:68-79; John 8:12; John 12:20-36
Topic: Epiphany (season); Christmas
Tune Information
Name: DUNDEE
Meter: CM
Key: D Major



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