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A LIGHT TO LIGHTEN THE GENTILES




The race that long
in darkness pined,
Have seen a glorious Light;
The people dwell in day, who dwelt
In deathís surrounding night.


To hail Thy rise, Thou better Sun,
The gathering nations come,
Joyous as when the reapers bear
The harvest treasures home.


For Thou our burden hast removed,
And quelled the oppressorís sway,
Quick as the slaughtered
squadrons fell
In Midianís evil day.


To us a Child of Hope is born,
To us a Son is given,
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
Him all the hosts of heaven.


His Name shall be
the Prince of Peace,
Forevermore adored,
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The great and mighty Lord.


His power increasing
still shall spread,
His reign no end shall know:
Justice shall guard His throne above,
And peace abound below.


---Alternative verses---


His Name shall be
Whose rule shall stretch abroad,,
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The great and mighty Lord.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1781
      Bible Refs: Is 9:2-8;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. JAMES
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1696
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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