"The Sun Arises Now"

             By Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. The sun arises now

        In light and glory

        And gilds the rugged brow

        Of mountains hoary,

        Be glad, my soul, and lift

        Thy voice in singing

        To God from earth below,

        Thy heart with joy aglow

        And praises ringing.

        2. Like countless grains of sand,

        Beyond all measure,

        And wide as sea and land

        Is Heaven's treasure

        Of grace which Christ, my Lord,

        Each day bestoweth,

        Which, like refreshing rain,

        Into my soul again

        Each morning floweth.

        3. Keep Thou my soul today

        From sin and blindness;

        Surround me on my way

        With loving-kindness

        And fill my heart, O God,

        With joy from heaven;

        I then shall ask no more

        Than what Thou hast of yore

        In wisdom given.

        4. Thou knowest best my needs,

        My sighs Thou heedest;

        Thy hand Thy children feeds,

        Thine own Thou leadest.

        What should I more desire,

        With Thee deciding

        The course that I must take,

        Than follow in the wake

        Where Thou art guiding?

Notes: Hymn #542 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 145: 15 Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1699, cento Translated by: P.C. Paulsen, c. 1925, alt. Titled: "Nu rinder Solen op" Composer: Hartnack O.K. Zinck, 1801 Tune: "Nu rinder Solen op" 1st Published in: _Koralbog_
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