The Sun Arises Now

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1 The sun arises now
With rays most tender,
It paints the mountain brow
With rosy splendor.
In faith, my soul,
now lift your voice in singing
To God, your gladness show,
Your hearts with joy aglow
And praises ringing.

2 Like countless grains of sand
Beyond all measure,
And wide as sea and land
Is Heaven's treasure
Of grace, which God anew
each day will give us,
For like a gentle rain,
Our lives of sinful stain
Each morning bathes us.

3 God has throughout the night
My bed surrounded
With angel hosts of light
And pow'r unbounded;
So I in calm did rest
in peaceful slumber
Until from deep repose
The light again arose
From darkness somber.

4 Lord, keep my soul today
From sin and blindness;
Surround me on my way
With loving-kindness
And fill my heart, O God,
with joy from heaven;
I then can ask no more.
My future is secure,
By Wisdom given.

5 Lord, You know best my needs,
My pains You're sharing;
Your Word and grace now feeds
The lamb You're bearing.
What more could I desire
with You deciding
The course which I now take?
I follow in the wake
Where You are guiding!



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #83

Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: The sun arises now
Title: The Sun Arises Now
Danish Title: Nu rinder Solen op
Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 6.5.6.5.11.6.6.5
Language: English

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