O Licht geboren aus dem Lichte
O Light, who out of Light wast born,
O glorious Sun of Righteousness,
Thou sendest us anew the morn
With pleasant light and cheerfulness;
Therefore it beseems us well
Now with thankful lips to tell
All we owe to Thee;
Let our hearts to Thee arise,
Open Thou our inner eyes
All Thy love to see.
O let Thy Spirit's clear-eyed day
Break in upon our hearts' deep night,
And with its glowing radiance slay
Our self-trust's cold deluding light;
See, we waver and are weak,
Act and thought alike oft seek
Paths that are not Thine!
That our way may grow more clear,
And our life more steadfast here,
Bid Thy Sun to shine.
Unite, Lord, in the bonds of peace
Our Church's scattered band;
Bid wars and persecutions cease
Through our sad fatherland;
Grant us, Lord, O grant us rest!
That we, not too sore opprest,
May our course fulfil
Through this fleeting Time, till Thou
Bring us where the angels now
Praise Thy goodness still.