Scripture Verse

Unto you that fear My name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings. Malachi 4:2


William H. Havergal (1793–1870)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs 1740. James Mont­go­me­ry called this one of Wes­ley’s fin­est com­po­si­tions.

Music: Ra­tis­bon Jo­hann G. Wer­ner’s Cho­ral­buch zu den neu­en prot­est­ant­isch­en Ge­sang­büch­ern (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1815). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Hav­er­gal, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


Christ, whose glo­ry fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the on­ly Light,
Sun of Right­eous­ness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart ap­pear.

Dark and cheer­less is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day’s re­turn
Till Thy mer­cy’s beams I see;
Till they in­ward light im­part,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Ra­di­an­cy di­vine,
Scatter all my un­be­lief;
More and more Thy­self dis­play,
Shining to the per­fect day.