What Means This Glorious Radiance
God's Salvation Morning
Words: M. E. Servoss.
Music: Salvation Morning
Meter: 7s & 6s
Source: Edmund S. Lorenz, ed., The Otterbein Hymnal (Dayton, OH: United Brethren Publishing House, 1892), #103, p. 49.
1 What means this glorious radiance
Across Judea's plain?
Those white-winged angels singing
In such exultant strain?
Cho.--The King of glory cometh,
Earth's broken hearts to bind,
And God's salvation morning
Hath dawned for all mankind.
2 What means this wondrous story
The holy angels tell?
Of one who reigned in heaven,
And now on earth would dwell?
3 Why bend these Eastern sages
To one of lowly birth?
What means this heav'nly message
Of love and peace on earth?
4 Ye wand'rers in earth's darkness,
On ocean deep and land,
Hail! hail! the joyful tidings,
The morning is at hand.
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