Scripture Verse

Gentiles shall come to Thy light, and kings to the brightness of Thy rising. Isaiah 60:3

Introduction

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Leonard Bacon
(1802–1881)

Words: Le­on­ard Ba­con, Hymns and Sac­red Songs for the Month­ly Con­cert (An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1823). This work is based on Sar­ah Slinn’s hymn Arise in All Thy Splen­dor, Lord.

Music: Morn­ing Hymn (Bar­thé­lé­mon) Fran­çois H. Bar­thé­lé­mon, 1785 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pic­ture of Bar­thé­lé­mon, would you ?

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François H. Barthélémon
(1741–1808)

Lyrics

Though now the nations sit beneath
The darkness of o’erspreading death,
God will arise with light divine,
On Zion’s holy towers to shine.

That light shall shine on distant lands,
And wandering tribes, in joyful bands,
Shall come, Thy glory, Lord, to see,
And in Thy courts to worship Thee.

O light of Zion, now arise!
Let the glad morning bless our eyes;
Ye nations, catch the kindling ray,
And hail the splendors of the day.