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Hymn score of: Again the Lord of life and light (Anna Laetitia Barbauld/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Christ My Song - 1870

Again the Lord of life and light
(Anna Laetitia Barbauld/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Again the Lord of life and light.

1. Again the Lord of life and light
  awakes the kindling ray,
unseals the eyelids of the morn,
  and pours increasing day. PDF - Midi

2. O what a night was that which wrapped
  the heathen world in gloom!
O what a sun which broke this day
  triumphant from the tomb!

3. This day be grateful homage paid,
  and loud hosannas sung;
let gladness dwell in every heart,
  and praise on every tongue.

4. Ten thousand differing lips shall join
  to hail this welcome morn,
which scatters blessings from its wings
  to nations yet unborn.

5. Jesus, the friend of human kind,
  with strong compassion moved,
descended, like a pitying God,
  to save the souls he loved.

6. The powers of darkness leagued in vain
  to bind his soul in death;
he shook their kingdom when he fell,
  with his expiring breath.

7. Not long the toils of hell could keep
  the Hope of Judah's line;
corruption never could take hold
  on aught so much Divine.

8. And now his conquering chariot wheels
  ascend the lofty skies ;
while, broke beneath his powerful cross,
  death's iron sceptre lies.

9. Exalted high at God's right hand,
  and Lord of all below,
through him is pardoning love dispensed,
  and boundless blessings flow.

10. And still for erring, guilty man,
  a brother's pity flows;
and still his bleeding heart is touched
  with memory of our woes.

11. To thee, my Saviour and my King,
  glad homage let me give;
and stand prepared, like thee, to die,
  with thee that I may live.

Anna Laetitia Barbauld, in: Philip Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 218-219.

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