Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sun of Righteousness

394 C. M.
The Sun of righteousness.

O SUN of righteousness, arise
   With healing in thy wing;
   To my diseased, my fainting soul,
   Life and salvation bring.

2 These clouds of pride and sin dispel,
   By thy all-piercing beam:
   Lighten mine eyes with faith; my heart
   With holy hope inflame.

3 My mind, by thy all-quick’ning power,
   From low desires set free;
   Unite my scatter’d thoughts, and fix
   My love entire on thee.

4 Father, thy long-lost son receive;
   Saviour, thy purchase own;
   Blest Comforter, with peace and joy
   Thy new-made creature crown.

5 Eternal, undivided Lord,
   Co-equal One in Three,—
   On thee all faith, all hope be placed;
   All love be paid to thee.
                  John Wesley
                  Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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