367. O Morning Star

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 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 can reach us.

3 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.

Text Information
First Line: O Morning Star, how fair and bright
Title: O Morning Star
Author: Philip Nicolai (1598)
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: Matthew 1:2; Luke 1:48; Luke 2:11; Luke 19:38; 1 John 5:6; Revelation 1:8
Topic: Biblical Characters: David; Biblical Characters: Jacob
Source: Wie schön leuchtet; Lutheran Book of Worship (1978) ( tr. in )
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach
Composer: P. Nicolai (1598)
Key: E♭ Major

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