The Lord God is a sun and shield. Psalm 84:11
Words: Charles Wesley, Short Hymns 1762, cento.
Music: Evan William H. Havergal, 1847. Arranged by Lowell Mason in the New Carmina Sacra (Boston, Massachusetts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).
Eternal Sun of righteousness,
Display Thy beams divine,
And cause the glory of Thy face
Upon my heart to shine.
Light, in Thy light, oh, may I see,
Thy grace and mercy prove,
Revived, and cheered, and blest by Thee,
The God of pardoning love.
Lift up Thy countenance serene,
And let Thy happy child
Behold, without a cloud between,
The Father reconciled.
On me Thy promised grace bestow,
The peace by Jesus giv’n;
The joys of holiness below,
And then the joys of Heav’n.