For The Sabbath Morning.
Licht von Licht erleuchte mich
Light of light enlighten me
Now anew the day is dawning;
Sun of grace, the shadows flee,
Brighten Thou my Sabbath morning,
With Thy joyous sunshine blest
Happy is my day of rest!
Fount of all our joy and peace,
To Thy living waters lead me,
Thou from earth my soul release
And with grace and mercy feed me;
Bless Thy word that it may prove
Rich in fruits that Thou dost love.
Kindle Thou the sacrifice
That upon my lips is lying;
Clear the shadows from mine eyes
That, from every error flying,
No strange fire may in me glow
That Thine altar doth not know.
Let me with my heart to-day,
Holy, Holy, Holy, singing,
Rapt awhile from earth away,
All my soul to Thee upspringing,
Have a foretaste inly given
How they worship Thee in Heaven.
Rest in me and I in Thee,
Build a Paradise within me;
Oh reveal Thyself to me,
Blessèd Love, who diedst to win me;
Fed from Thine exhaustless urn
Pure and bright my lamp shall burn.
Hence all care, all vanity,
For the day to God is holy;
Come Thou glorious Majesty
Deign to fill this temple lowly,
Nought to-day my soul shall move
Simply resting in Thy love.