397. Light of Light, Enlighten Me

1 Light of light, enlighten me,
Now anew the day is dawning;
Sun of grace, the shadows flee;
Brighten thou my Sabbath morning;
With thy joyous sunshine blest,
Happy is my day of rest.

2 Fount of all our joy and peace,
To thy living waters lead me;
Thou from earth my soul release,
And with grace and mercy feed me;
Bless thy Word, that it may prove
Rich in fruits that thou dost love.

3 Kindle thou the sacrifice
That upon my lips is lying;
Clear the shadows from mine eyes,
That, from ev'ry error flying,
No strange fire may in me glow
That thine altar doth not know.

4 Let me with my heart today,
"Holy, Holy, Holy," singing,
Rapt awhile from earth away,
All my soul to thee upspringing,
Have a foretaste inly giv'n
How they worship thee in heav'n.

5 Hence all care, all vanity,
For the day to God is holy;
Come, thou glorious Majesty,
Deign to fill this temple lowly;
Naught today my soul shall move,
Simply resting in thy love.

Text Information
First Line: Light of light, enlighten me
Title: Light of Light, Enlighten Me
Author: Benjamin Schmolck (1714)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Psalm 36:9
Topic: Sacrifice; Supplication; The Church: Morning (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Uzziah C. Burnap (1869)
Key: F Major

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