1 Arise, shine out, your light has come,
unfolding city of our dreams.
On distant hills a glory gleams:
the new creation has begun.
2 Above earth's valleys, thick with night,
high on your walls the dawn appears,
and history shall dry its tears,
as nations stream towards your light.
3 From walls surpassing time and space
unnumbered gates, like open hands,
shall gather gifts from all the lands,
and welcome all the human race.
4 The sounds of violence shall cease
as dwellings of salvation rise
to sparkle in eternal skies
from avenues of praise and peace.
5 The dancing air shall glow with light,
and sun and moon give up their place,
when love shines out of every face,
our good, our glory, and delight.
|First Line:||Arise, shine out, your light has come|
|Title:||Arise, Shine Out, Your Light Has Come|
|Author:||Brian Wren (1986)|
|Copyright:||Words © 1989 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Composer:||Vernon Griffiths (1971)|
|Copyright:||Music © 1971 Faber Music Limited|