290b. 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 us a Child of hope is born:
to us a Son is given:
him shall the tribes of earth obey,
him all the hosts of heaven.

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

4 His power 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
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Promise of the Messiah; Jesus: Names and images for
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Tune Information
Composer: Jacob Grigg
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Source: John Rippon's Selection of Psalms and Hymn Tunes, 1796

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