656b. The race that long in darkness pined

1 The race that long in darkness pined
has seen a glorious light;
the people dwell in day, who dwelt
in death’s surrounding night.

2 To hail thy rise, thou better sun,
the gath'ring nations come,
joyous as when the reapers bear
the harvest treasures home.

3 To us a child of hope is born,
to us a Son is giv'n;
him shall the tribes of earth obey,
him all the hosts of heav'n.

4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
for evermore adored,
the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
the great and mighty Lord.

5 His pow'r increasing still shall spread,
his reign no end shall know;
justice shall guard his throne above,
and peace abound below.

Text Information
First Line: The race that long in darkness pined
Title: The race that long in darkness pined
Author: John Morrison, 1750-1798
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Epiphany; Year A: Epiphany 3
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Psalms", Edinburgh (1615)
Notes: A lower setting will be found at No. 384

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