879. Isaiah 9:2-8

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 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 people all 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
Title: Isaiah 9:2-8
Author: John Morison
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Life in Christ; liturgical: Scripture Songs; Harvest (14 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, alt.
Tune Information
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Key: F Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1615

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