Scripture Verse

The day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19

Introduction

Words: At­trib­ut­ed var­i­ous­ly to Mrs. Vokes, 1816, and Bourne H. Drap­er.

Music: Duke Street, at­trib­ut­ed to John Hat­ton, 1793 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Vokes, Drap­er or Hat­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Sovereign of worlds! Display Thy power;
Be this Thy Zion’s favored hour;
O bid the morning star arise,
O point the heathen to the skies.

Set up Thy throne where Satan reigns,
In western wilds and eastern plains;
Far let the Gospel’s sound be known;
Make Thou the universe Thine own.

Speak, and the world shall hear Thy voice;
Speak, and the desert shall rejoice;
Dispel the gloom of heathen night;
Bid every nation hail the light.