1132. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

1. Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

2. Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day’s return
Till Thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

3. Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

Text Information
First Line: Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Title: Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
Author: Charles Wesley (1741)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1740
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: James Montgomery called this one of Wesley's finest compositions. Alternate tunes: DAY-STAR, Samuel S. Wesley, 1872; FRED TIL BOD, Ludvig M. Lindeman, 1871; LUX PRIMA (GOUNOD), Charles F. Gou­nod, 1872; MINISTRES DE L'ÉTERNEL, Genevan Psalter, 1562
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Gottlieb Werner (1815)
Harmonizer: William H. Havergal (1861)
Meter: 77.77.77
Incipit: 55671 17615 34213
Key: D Major
Source: Choralbuch zu den neuen protestantischen Gesangbüchern (Leipzig, Germany: 1815)
Copyright: Public Domain

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