The race that long in darkness pinedVersifier: John Morison (1781)
Published in 186 hymnals
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1 The people that in darkness sat
a glorious light have seen;
the light has shined on them who long
in shades of death have been.
2 To hail thee, Sun of Righteousness,
the gathering nations come;
they joy as when the reapers bear
their harvest treasures home.
3 For thou their burden dost remove,
and break the tyrant's rod,
as in the day when Midian fell
before the sword of God.
4 For unto us a child is born,
to us a Son is given,
and on his shoulder ever rests
all power in earth and heaven.
5 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
the everlasting Lord,
the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
the God by all adored.
6 His righteous government and power
shall over all extend;
on judgement and on justice based,
his reign shall have no end.
7 Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray,
and make us thine alone,
who with the Father ever art
and Holy Spirit One.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #52
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|Versifier:||John Morison (1781)|
The race that long in darkness pined. J. Morison. [Epiphany.] This fine hymn appeared as No. 19 in the Draft Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781, as a version of Isaiah ix. 2-8.
The revised text of 1781 is included in full and unaltered as No. 35 in Lord Selborne's Book of Praise Hymnal, 1868, and slightly altered as No. 47 in the American Episcopal Collection, 1826, and as No. 80 in the Anglican Hymn Book, 1871. Omitting stanzas iii. it has been included in the American Baptist Psalmist, 1843, Kennedy, 1863, the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, and other collections. It is also found in the following forms:—
1. The race which long in darkness pined. Pratt's Collection, 1829; Liverpool Collection, 1841.
2. The race that long in darkness lay. Urwick's Collection, 1829.
3. The race that long in darkness walk'd. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Hymns, 1852; Common Praise, 1819, &c.
4. The people that in darkness sat. A greatly altered version by the compilers of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861, (No. 61, with an added doxology). This has been included in Barry's Hymnal, 1867, and in the Hymnary, 1812. In America it has appeared in the Evangelical Hymnal, New York, 1880.
5. The race that long in darkness sat. Thring's Collection 1882, No. 146, the revised text of 1781 slightly altered and a doxology by Mr. Thring added; with stanzas ii. 1. 3, stanzas iii., and stanzas iv. 1. 1 as in Hymns Ancient & Modern.
6. To hail thy rising, Sun of life. American Protestant Episcopal Hymnal, 1871, No. 27, beginning with stanzas ii. altered.
7. To us a Child of hope is born. Stanzas iv.-vi. included in England in Curwen's and various other children's hymn-books, and in America in the Andover Sabbath Hymn Book 1858 ; Robinson's Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865; Dutch Reformed Hymn Book, 1869; Baptist Praise Book 1871, and various others.
8. Lo! unto us a child is born. Stanzas iv., v. altered in Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book, Ox. edition, 1864, No. 417.
The text should also be compared with Watts's Hymns, 1709, Bk. 1, No. 13, "The lands that long in darkness lay;" and "The people that in darkness walk'd," in Miss Leeson's Paraphrases & Hymns for Congregational Singing, 1853, No. 45. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 28 of 28)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #52||The people that in darkness sat||DUNDEE||John Morrison (1750-1798)||CM||Isaiah 9:2-7||2013||Adoration | ; Advent | ; Church Year | Advent; Deliverance | ; God | in judgement and justice; Jesus | names and images for; Kingdom of God | ; Light | ; The Third Sunday of Advent | Year B; The Third Sunday of Advent | Year C; The Third Sunday of Epiphany | Year C||<i>Scottish Paraphrases</i>, 1781|
|Catholic Book of Worship III #335||The people who in darkness walked||The People Who in Darkness Walked||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN||John Morrison||CM with repeat||Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 9:2-3; Isaiah 9:17; Matthew 4:1-16||1994||Christmas | ; Light ||
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #90||The people that in darkness sat||The People that in Darkness Sat||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN||John Morison, 1750-98||86 866||1993||Epiphany ||
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #290a||The race that long in darkness pined||ST. MAGNUS (NOTTINGHAM)||CM||Isaiah 9:2-7; Isaiah 9:1-7||2005||Life in Christ | Christ Incarnate - Promise of the Messiah; Jesus | names and images for||<i>Scottish Paraphrases</i>, 1781|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #290b||The race that long in darkness pined||TIVERTON||CM||Isaiah 9:2-7; Isaiah 9:1-7||2005||Life in Christ | Christ Incarnate - Promise of the Messiah; Jesus | names and images for||<i>Scottish Paraphrases</i>, 1781|
|Common Praise (1998) #156||The people that in darkness sat||The People That in Darkness Sat||DUNDEE||John Morison (1750-1798)||CM||Psalm 146; Isaiah 9:1-7; Isaiah 60:1-22; Matthew 4:12-23; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:68-79; John 8:12; John 12:20-36||1998||Epiphany (season) | ; Christmas ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #38||The people that in darkness sat||DUNDEE||John Morrison, 1750-1798||CM||Isaiah 9:2-8; Luke 1:31-33; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 4:16; Matthew 28||2000||Advent III | Year B; Advent III | Year C; Epiphany III | Year C; Second Sunday Before Advent | Year C||<cite>Scottish Paraphrases</cite>, 1781|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #670||The race that long in darkness pined||The race that long in darkness pined||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #153||The people that in darkness sat||The People That in Darkness Sat||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN||J. Morison, 1749-98||86 866||1996||Presentation of Christ | ; Christmas 1 ||
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #125||The people who in darkness walked||PERRY||John Morison, 1749-1798||CM||Isaiah 9:2-7||1985|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #126||The people who in darkness walked||DUNDEE||John Morison, 1749-1798||CM||Isaiah 9:2-7||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #52||The people that in darkness sat||CM||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #89||The race that long in darkness pined||The race that long in darkness pined||DUNDEE||John Morison||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #71||The people who in darkness walked||DUNDEE||J. Morison, 1750-1798||8 6 8 6 (CM)||Isaiah 9:2-7||1987||God, Saviour | Promised and Incarnate; Christmas 1 | The Incarnation|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #727||The people that in darkness sat||DUNDEE||John Morrison||2008|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #491||The race that long in darkness pined||CM||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #412||The people that in darkness sat||The People That in Darkness Sat||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN||John Morison, 1749-98||86 866||Isaiah 9:2-7; Matthew 4:16||2006|
|Lutheran Worship #77||The people that in darkness sat||The People That in Darkness Sat||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN||John Morison, 1749-98||86 866||1982||Epiphany ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #320||The people who in darkness walked||The People Who in Darkness Walked||AZMON||John Morison, 1749-1798||C.M.||Isaiah 9:1-7; Malachi 4:2||1995||Epiphany | ; Christian year--Epiphany ||
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #192||The people who in darkness walked||The People Who in Darkness Walked||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN||John Morison||CM with repeat||Isaiah 9:2-7; Malachi 4:2; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 9:3||1987||Judge, God/Christ as | ; Christmas | ; Judgment ||
|Rejoice in the Lord #167||The race that long in darkness pined||The Race That Long in Darkness Pined||PISGAH||John Morison, 1750-1798||CM||Isaiah 9:6-7||1985|
|Small Church Music #1736||The people that in darkness sat||Lobt Gott, Ihr Christen||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN||John Morrison||220.127.116.11.6|
|Small Church Music #3395||The people who in darkness walked||Perry||PERRY||John Morison||18.104.22.168|
|Small Church Music #3396||The people who in darkness walked||Dundee||DUNDEE||John Morison||22.214.171.124|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5723||The race that long in darkness pined||The Race That Long in Darkness Pined||ST. LEONARD (Smart)||John Morrison||CM||<cite>Scottish Paraphrases</cite>, 1781|
|The New English Hymnal #57||The race that long in darkness pined||DUNDEE||John Morison, 1750-98||CM||Isaiah 9:2-7||1986||The Christian Year | From Epiphany Till Lent|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #274||The people that in darkness walked||CREDITON||John Morison, 1750-98||86.86||Isaiah 9:2-7; Matthew 4:10-17||1999||Consummation in Christ | ; Epiphany | ; Hope | ; Jesus Christ | Reign; Justice | ; Kingdom of God | ; Name/s of Jesus | ; Prophetic Witness | ; Saints Days and Holy Days | Evangelists||VV. 1-2 revised by compilers|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #879||The race that long in darkness pined||Isaiah 9:2-8||DUNFERMLINE||John Morison||8 6 8 6||Isaiah 9:2-8||1996||Life in Christ | ; Harvest | ; Jesus Christ | Kingship, Conqueror; Jesus Christ | Name; Light | ; Nation | ; Advent 4 | Year A; Christmas Eve | Year A; Epiphany | Year A; Epiphany 3 | Year A; Christmas Eve | Year B; Epiphany 2 | Year B; Advent 2 | Year C; Advent 3 | Year C; Christmas Eve | Year C; New Year | Year ABC||<i>Scottish Paraphrases</i>, 1781, alt.|