Morning Hymn

Original Text: 
Charles and John Wesley, Psalms and Hymns (1740).
1Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
2    Christ, the true, the only light,
3Sun of Righteousness, arise,
4    Triumph o'er the shades of night:
5Day-spring from on high, be near:
6Day-star, in my heart appear.
7Dark and cheerless is the morn
8    Unaccompanied by thee,
9Joyless is the day's return,
10    Till thy mercy's beams I see;
11Till thy inward light impart,
12Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.
13Visit then this soul of mine,
14    Pierce the gloom of sin, and grief,
15Fill me, Radiancy Divine,
16    Scatter all my unbelief,
17More and more thyself display,
18Shining to the perfect day.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.667; RPO 1996-2000.