108b. The people that in darkness sat

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.

Text Information
First Line: The people that in darkness sat
Author: John Morrison, 1749-1798
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Epiphany
Tune Information
Name: DUNDEE (Fauxbourdon
Harmonizer: Thomas Ravenscroft, c1592-c1635 (1615)
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Source: Psalms, Edinburgh, 1615

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