Scripture Verse

We have [a] prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19


Percy Dearmer (1867–1936)

Words: Per­cy Dear­mer, in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 126.

Music: Nun lasst uns Gott dem Herr­en Ni­ko­laus Sel­neck­er, Christ­liche Psalm­en (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1587) (🔊 pdf nwc).


A bright­er dawn is break­ing,
And earth with praise is wak­ing;
For Thou, O King, most high­est,
The pow­er of death de­fi­est.

And Thou hast come vic­to­ri­ous,
With ris­en body glo­ri­ous,
Who now for­ev­er liv­est,
And life abun­dant giv­est.

O free the world from blind­ness,
And fill the world with kind­ness,
Give sin­ners re­sur­rect­ion,
Bring striv­ing to per­fect­ion.

In sick­ness give us heal­ing,
In doubt Thy clear re­veal­ing,
That praise to Thee be giv­en
In earth as in Thy Hea­ven.