The rising sun
Philocrites : Liberal Religion : Hymns
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Worship leaders are welcome to use this hymn in services, but please flatter me by letting me know that you are using it. Email me! I wrote the tune "Raymond" for this hymn.
Cast off the cloak of night and greet the dawn
Clothed in the new-spun radiance of the sun;
Your shadowed ways, my soul, are now undone
In grace and brilliant light continue on.
The stars may flicker but they fade away
As heralds of the advent of one star,
Their light a scattered brilliance from afar
My orbit rounds one fire and source of day.
My soul is held and, turning, is returned
By love unseen, a gravity sublime.
Though light had failed, as my heart in its time,
Your dawn, O God, has graced my life unearned.
Toward the tomb I turn, but not in fear.
Night's captive for a season, but then freed.
In waiting earth, my soul a planted seed
Christ is the rising sun; now day is here.
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