Buried in shadows of the nightAuthor: Isaac Watts
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1 Buried in shadows of the night,
We lie till Christ restores the light;
Wisdom descends to heal the blind,
And chase the darkness of the mind.
2 Our very frame is mix'd with sin;
His Spirit makes our natures clean;
Such virtues from His suff'rings flow,
At once to cleanse and pardon too.
3 Jesus beholds where Satan reigns,
Binding his slaves in heavy chains;
He sets the prisoners free, and breaks
The iron bondage from our necks.
4 Poor, helpless worms in Thee possess
Grace, wisdom, power and righteousness;
Thou art our mighty all, and we
Give our whole selves, O Lord, to Thee.
Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #90
Buried in shadows of the night. I. Watts. [Christ our Wisdom.] First published in his Hymns & Sacred Songs, 1709, Book i., No. 97, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Christ our Wisdom, Righteousness," &c, 1 Cor. i. 30. In J. Wesley's Psalms & Hymns, Charlestown, South Carolina, 1736-7, No. 86, it was given with the omission of stanza iii. This form was repeated with alterations in Topladys Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 306, and others. It is found in several modern collections both in Great Britain and America.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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