57. The race that long in darkness pined

1 The race that long in darkness pined
Have seen a glorious light;
The people dwell in day, who dwelt
In death's surrounding night.

2 To hail thy rise, thou better Sun,
The gathering nations come,
Joyous as when the reapers bear
The harvest-treasures home.

3 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.

4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
For evermore adored;
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,
The great and mighty 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 race that long in darkness pined
Author: John Morison, 1750-98
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: From Epiphany Till Lent
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1615; Arr.: Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621

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