115 MORNING STAR - traditional - Southern Harmony

Southern Harmony


How splendid shines the morning star,
God's gracious light from darkness far
The root of Jesse blessed.
Thou David's son of Jacob's stem,
My bridegroom, king, and wondrous Lamb,
Thou hast my heart possessed.
Sweetly, friendly, O thou handsome,
Precious ransom, full of graces,
Set and kept in heav'nly places.

(Though circled by the hosts on high,
He deigned to cast a pity'ng eye
Upon his helpless creature;
The whole creation's head and Lord,
By highest seraphim ador'd,
Assum'd our very nature;
Jesus grant us, through thy merit,
To inherit thy salvation;
Hear O hear our supplication.)

(Rejoice ye heav'ns, thou earth reply with praise,
Ye sinners fill the sky,
For this his Incarnation
Incarnate God, put forth thy pow'r,
Ride on, ride on great conqueror,
Till all know thy salvation.
Amen, amen! Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia! Praise be given
Evermore, by earth and heaven.)