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274. The people that in darkness walked

1 The people that in darkness walked
have seen a glorious light;
the light has shined on them who dwelt
in death's surrounding night.

2 To hail you, Sun of righteousness,
the gathering nations come:
rejoicing as when reapers bear
their 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,
and 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 people that in darkness walked
Author: John Morison, 1750-98
Meter: 86.86
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ;
Topic: Consummation in Christ; Epiphany; Hope (6 more...)
Source: VV. 1-2 revised by compilers
Tune Information
Name: CREDITON
Composer: Thomas Clark, 1775-1859
Harmonizer: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: 86.86
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Harmony by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: A higher setting may be found at 269



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