The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2
Words: Richard W. Adams, March 5, 2017.
Music: Ellacombe, Gesangbuch der Herzogl. Wirtembergischen Katholischen Hofkapelle (Württemberg, Germany: 1784). Adapted & harmonized by William H. Monk in the 1868 appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern, number 366 (🔊 pdf nwc).
The God of might dispels the night,
And sends the risen Son,
To give us light, put sin to flight,
The power of death undone.
The souls who put their trust in Him
No longer fear the grave;
His love has conquered powers grim
And showed His power to save.
The Light of the world has calmed our strife,
Has banished death’s dark gloom;
Has given resurrection life,
And hope beyond the tomb.
Live in the light and trust your Lord,
A tower and fortress sure,
Because He died, we know we live,
While Heaven and earth endure.