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The Bright and Morning Star Arose

For The Weeks After Epiphany

Words: Chrittus Tenebris Obsitam, by de Santeuil.
Note: This source gives the title as "Christus Tenebris Obsitam"

Translation:  Robert Campbell, of Sherrington

Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), p. 53.

The bright and morning-star arose 
	And brought the glorious morn ; 
But Israel's blind and hardened seed 
	The Lord of glory scorn. 
He feeds their poor, he heals their sick, 
	The dumb, the blind, the lame ; 
He calls their dead to life  these signs 
	The mighty God proclaim. 

A stiff-necked race with hearts of stone 
	Delighting in the night, 
Refused to hear the Holy One 
	And fled his loving light. 
Let us, O Day-spring from on high, 
	Pursue thy radiance pure, 
And suffer not the night of sin 
	Thy presence to obscure. 

Thou art the truth, and thou the love, 
	The life, the light are thine ; 
Oh, grant that with thy love and truth 
	Our hearts may live and shine. 
To God the Father, God the Son 
	And God the Holy Ghost, 
Be glory from the Church on earth 
	And from the heavenly host 

Note from Shipley:

61. Christus tenebris obsitam. Vespers Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by de Santeuil. The bright and morning star arose. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 53

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