389. Light of Light, Enlighten Me

1 Light of light, enlighten me,
Now anew the day is dawning;
Sun of grace, the shadows flee;
Brighten Thou my Sabbath morning;
With Thy joyous sunshine blest,
Happy is my day of rest.

2 Let me with my heart today,
Holy, holy, holy, singing,
Rapt awhile from earth away,
All my soul to Thee up springing,
Have a foretaste inward given
How they worship Thee in heaven.

3 Hence all care, all vanity!
For the day to God is holy;
Come, Thou glorious Majesty,
Deign to fill this temple lowly;
Nought today my soul shall move,
Simply resting in Thy love.

Text Information
First Line: Light of light, enlighten me, Now anew the day is dawning
Title: Light of Light, Enlighten Me
Author: Benjamin Schmolck (1672-1737) (1714)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878) (1858)
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Doctrines: Sabbath
Tune Information
Composer: Uzziah C. Burnap (1834-1900) (1969)
Incipit: 31534 32217 12321
Key: E♭ Major

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