320. The People Who in Darkness Walked

1 The people who in darkness walked
have seen a glorious light;
and those who in the shadows live
have seen the new day's dawning:

2 To hail your rising, Sun of life,
the gath'ring nations come
with joy, as when the reapers bear
their harvest treasures home.

3 To us the promised Child is born,
to us the Son is giv'n;
and on his shoulder ever rests
all pow'r in earth and heav'n.

4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
the Everlasting Lord,
the Wonderful, the Counselor,
the God by all adored.

5 His righteous government and power
shall over all extend;
on judgment and on justice based,
his reign shall have no end.

6 Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray,
and make us yours alone,
who with the Father ever are
and Holy Spirit, one.

Text Information
First Line: The people who in darkness walked
Title: The People Who in Darkness Walked
Author: John Morison, 1749-1798 (alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Epiphany; Christian year--Epiphany
Tune Information
Composer: Carl G. Gläser (1828)
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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