Scripture Verse

Darkness shall cover the earth…but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon Thee. Isaiah 60:2

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Hurn, Psalms & Hymns 1813.

Music: Rhos­y­medre John D. Ed­wards, in Orig­in­al Sac­red Mu­sic Com­posed and Ar­ranged by the Rev. John Ed­wards, B. A., Je­sus Col­lege, Ox­ford, 1840 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Arise, O God, and shine
In all Thy saving might,
And prosper each design
To spread Thy glorious light;
Let healing streams of mercy flow
That all the earth Thy truth may know.

Bring distant nations near
To sing Thy glorious praise;
Let every people hear
And learn Thy holy ways.
Reign, mighty God, assert Thy cause
And govern by Thy righteous laws.

Put forth Thy glorious power
That Gentiles all may see
And earth present her store
In converts born to Thee.
God, our own God, His Church will bless
And fill the world with righteousness.

To God, the only wise,
The one immortal king,
Let hallelujahs rise
From every living thing;
Let all that breathe, on every coast
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.