The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The People That in Darkness Sat

Adaptation of  The Race That Long In Darkness Pined,
John Morison (1749-1798),  from Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Also see The People That In Darkness Waited

Music: "Lobt Gott, ihr Christen", Nikolaus Herman, 1554
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Dundee
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St. Leonard (Smart), Henry Thomas Smart, 1867
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Dunfermline
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    Meter: CM

1. The people that in darkness sat
A glorious light have seen;
The light has shined on them who long
In shades of death have been.

2. To hail Thee, Sun of Righteousness,
The gathering nations come;
They joy as when the reapers bear
Their harvest treasures home.

3. For Thou their burden dost remove
And break the tyrant's rod
As in the day when Midian fell
Before the sword of God.

4. To us a Child of hope is born,
To us a Son is given,
And on His shoulder ever rests
All power in earth and heaven.

5. His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
The Everlasting Lord,
The Wonderful, the Counselor.
The God by all adored.

6. His righteous government and power
Shall over all extend;
On judgment and on justice based,
His reign shall have no end.

7. Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray,
And make us Thine alone,
Who with the Father ever art
And Holy Spirit, one.

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People That In Darkness Sat - Lobt Gott ihr Christen alle gleich

People That In Darkness Sat - Dundee

People That In Darkness Sat - St. Leonard by Smart

People That In Darkness Sat - Dumfermline

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