A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Thursday, February 16, 2006
  Now that the sun is gleaming bright
“Unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise.” Malachi 4:2

John S. Camp (1858-1946)

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Am­brose of Mi­lan (Iam lu­cis or­to si­de­re); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John H. New­man, 1837.

Music: Abid­ing Grace, John S. Camp, cir­ca 1905 (MI­DI, score). Al­ter­nate tune:

  • St. Pe­ter (Rein­a­gle), Alex­an­der R. Rein­a­gle, 1836 (MI­DI, score)

John H. Newman (1801-1890)

Now that the sun is gleaming bright,
Implore we, bending low,
That He, the uncreated Light
May guide us as we go.

No sinful word, nor deed of wrong
Nor thoughts that idly rove,
But simple truth be on our tongue,
And in our hearts be love.

And while the hours in order flow,
O Christ, securely fence
Our gates, beleaguered by the foe,
The gate of every sense.

And grant that to Thine honor, Lord,
Our daily toil may tend;
That we begin it at Thy Word,
And in Thy favor end.

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