The radiant sun shines in the skies

The radiant sun shines in the skies

Author: Nikolaus Herman
Tune: DIE HELLE SONN LEUCHT
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 The radiant sun shines in the skies,
With joy from sleep we now arise.
All praise to God, who through this night
Hath kept us from the devil's might.

2 Lord Jesus Christ, guide us this day,
Keep sin and shame far from our way.
Thy guardian angels to us send
And let them to our wants attend.

3 Direct our hearts to do Thy will
And for Thy Word true love instill
That we may do whate'er is right
And ever pleasing in Thy sight.

4 Crown all our labors with success,
Each one in his own calling bless.
May all we do or think or say
Exalt and praise Thee, Lord, this day!



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #78

Author: Nikolaus Herman

Herman, Nicolaus, is always associated with Joachimsthal in Bohemia, just over the mountains from Saxony. The town was not of importance till the mines began to be extensively worked about 1516. Whether Herman was a native of this place is not known, but he was apparently there in 1518, and was certainly in office there in 1524. For many years he held the post of Master in the Latin School, and Cantor or Organist and Choirmaster in the church. Towards the end of his life he suffered greatly from gout, and had to resign even his post as Cantor a number of years before his death. He died at Joachimsthal, May 3, 1561. (Koch, i. 390-398; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 186-188, &c.) He was a great friend and helper of J. Mathesius (q.v.)… Go to person page >

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First Line: The radiant sun shines in the skies
Author: Nikolaus Herman
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English

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