Christ My Song - 572
Rise, daughter of Zion, thy mourning is o'er - Hymn for the Epiphany
(William Augustus Muhlenberg/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Hymn for the Epiphany.
1. Rise, daughter of Zion, thy mourning is o'er,
the night that hath veiled thee shall veil thee no more;
wear the robes of the morning, arise thou and shine,
for the beauty and light of Jehovah are thine. PDF - Midi
2. Oh, lift up thine eyes, look around thee and see
how thy children are gathering together to thee;
like doves on the wing, flying home to be blessed
at thine altar with peace, in thy bosom with rest.
3. From the sea's furthest shores, and like its full tide,
the nations new-born, how they flow to thy side;
to freedom forth springing, thy light having seen,
they own thee a Mother, and hail thee a Queen.
4. Who wasted thee once, humbly kneel at thy feet,
rejoicing thy sceptre of mercy to meet,
while proud ones that turned from the dawn of thy day,
in the blaze of its noon shall but wither away.
5. In thy kingdom of love shall all violence cease,
thine exactors be justice, thine officers peace,
thy people all righteous, and truth all thy ways,
thy walls called salvation, thine open gates praise.
6. Jehovah, thy beauty, thy brightness, thy crown,
thy moon shall not wane, and thy sun ne'er go down,
and the tide of thy glory no ebbing to know,
shall an ocean of light round the universe flow.
William Augustus Muhlenberg, I would not live alway, 1860, 29-30.