"Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies"
by Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Thou, 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Hymn #359 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Luke 1:78
Author: Charles Wesley, 1740
1st Published in: _Saechsisches Choralbuch_
Town: Leipzig, 1815