A HYMN FOR TODAY – Again the Lord of Light and Life

A HYMN FOR TODAY

Again the Lord of light and life
Awakes the kindling ray,
Unseals the eyelids of the morn,
And pours increasing day.

O what a night was that which wrapped
The heathen world in gloom!
O what a Sun which rose this day
Triumphant from the tomb!

This day be grateful homage paid
And loud hosannas sung;
Let gladness dwell in every heart
And praise on every tongue.

Ten thousand different lips shall join
To hail this welcome morn,
Which scatters blessings from its wings
To nations yet unborn.

CM (8.6.8.6) – Ann L. Barbauld, 1772

Tune: ARLINGTON – Thomas A. Arne, 1762

arr. Ralph Harrison, 1784

#258 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012

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