Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Day of God! Thou blesséd day!

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Life and immortality; brought to light.

DAY of God! thou blessed day,
   At thy dawn the grave gave way
   To the power of Him within,
   Who had, sinless, bled for sin.

2 Thine the radiance to illume
   First, for man, the dismal tomb,
   When its bars their weakness own’d,
   There revealing death dethroned.

3 Then the Sun of righteousness
   Rose, a darken’d world to bless,
   Bringing up from mortal night
   Immortality and light.

4 Day of glory, day of power,
   Sacred be thine every hour,—
   Emblem, earnest , of the rest
   That remaineth for the blest.
                  Hannah F. Gould
                  Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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