Lord Jesus our Bright Morning Star

This is a spirited and rhythmic hymn about Jesus Christ as light, and in particular the morning-star. The words are based on a hymn written by German Lutheran pastor Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608).  It has been suggested for use both during Advent, and at Epiphany.

It was translated by Australian Lutheran pastor, poet and publisher, John Clement Pfitzner (1942-2013), and published in Together in Song: Australian hymn book II, Harper Collins, Melbourne, Australia in 1999.

With meter 8.8.7.D.8.4.4.8, it is set to the tune WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET, also written by Nicolai.



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The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1.   Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star,
how full of grace and truth you are,
my bridegroom, king from heaven!
From Jacob`s line, the promised one,
our great deliverer, David`s son,
to you my heart is given.
Dearest
Jesus,
you are glorious,
great, victorious,
richly giving;
high in heaven`s glory living.


2. You loved me, Father, in your Son
before you even had begun
To plan this world`s creation.
Your Son is standing by my side,
he is my treasure, I his bride;
what joyful celebration!
Praise him
Praise him!
Life in heaven
now is given
by my Saviour.
There I`ll sing his praise for ever.


3. What joy is mine, all sorrow past;
the Lord I love is first and last;
there is no other saviour.
I know that I`ll will surely rise
to be with him in Paradise,
where I will live for ever.
Amen,
amen
for your coming
I am longing,
Crown of gladness!  Come, and end all grief and sadness.

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Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star,
how full of grace and truth you are,
my bridegroom, king from heaven!
From Jacob`s line, the promised one,
our great deliverer, David`s son,
to you my heart is given.
Dearest
Jesus,
you are glorious,
great, victorious,
richly giving;
high in heaven`s glory living.


2. You loved me, Father, in your Son
before you even had begun
To plan this world`s creation.
Your Son is standing by my side,
he is my treasure, I his bride;
what joyful celebration!
Praise him
Praise him!
Life in heaven
now is given
by my Saviour.
There I`ll sing his praise for ever.


What joy is mine, all sorrow past;
the Lord I love is first and last;
there is no other saviour.
I know that I`ll will surely rise
to be with him in Paradise,
where I will live for ever.
Amen,
amen
for your coming
I am longing,
Crown of gladness!Come, and end all grief and sadness.

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