126. The people who in darkness walked

1. The people who in darkness walked
have seen a glorious light;
on them broke forth the heavenly dawn
who dwelt in death and night.

2. To hail thy rising, Sun of life,
the gathering nations come,
joyous as when reapers bear
their harvest treasures home.

3. To us the promised Child is born,
to us the Son is given;
him shall the tribes of earth obey,
and all the hosts of heaven.

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

5. 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 people who in darkness walked
Alterer: John Morison, 1749-1798 (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Thomas Ravenscroft, 1592?-1635?
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major

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