All ye Gentile lands awake!Author: Johann von Rist (1655); Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855)
Tune: UNSER HERRSCHER
Published in 7 hymnals
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All ye Gentile lands awake! Thou, O Salem, rise and shine! See the day spring o'er you break, Heralding a morn divine, Telling, God hath called to mind Those who long in darkness pined. Lo! the shadows flee away, For our Light is come at length, Brighter than all earthly day, Source of being, life, and strength! Whoso on this Light would gaze Must forsake all evil ways. Ah how blindly did we stray Ere shone forth this glorious Sun, Seeking each his separate way, Leaving Heaven, unsought, unwon; All our looks were earthward bent, All our strength on earth was spent. Earthly were our thoughts and low, In the toils of Folly caught, Tossed of Satan to and fro, Counting goodness all for nought! By the world and flesh deceived, Heaven's true joys we disbelieved. Then were hidden from our eyes All the law and grace of God; Rich and poor, the fools and wise, Wanting light to find the road Leading to the heavenly life, Wandered lost in care and strife. But the glory of the Lord Hath arisen on us today, We have seen the light outpoured That must surely drive away All things that to night belong, All the sad earth's woe and wrong. Thy arising, Lord, shall fill All my thoughts in sorrow's hour; Thy arising, Lord, shall still All my dread of Death's dark power: Through my smiles and through my tears Still Thy light, O Lord, appears. Let me, Lord, in peace depart From this evil world to Thee; Where Thyself sole Brightness art, Thou hast kept a place for me: In the shining city there Crowns of light Thy saints shall wear.
Source: Lyra Germanica: The Christian Year #12
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|The Cyber Hymnal #346||All Ye Gentile Lands Awake!||All ye Gentile lands awake||UNSER HERRSCHER||Johann Rist; Catherine Winkworth||87.87.77||Translation: <cite>Lyra Germanica</cite>, 1862, pages 32-4|