375. The people who in darkness walked

Author: John Morison 1750-98

The people who in darkness walked
have seen a glorious light:
that light shines out on those who lived
in shadows of the night.

2. To greet you, Sun of righteousness,
the gathering nations come;
rejoicing as when reapers bring
their harvest treasures home.

3. For now to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and on his shoulder ever rests
all power in earth and heaven.

4. His name shall be the Prince of peace,
eternally adored;
most wonderful of counsellors,
the great and mighty Lord.

5. His peace and righteous government
shall over all extend;
on judgement and on justice based,
his reign shall never end.

Scriptures: John 9:5, Exodus 15:18, Luke 1:33, Malachi 4:2, Matthew 4:16, Luke 1:78-79, John 1:9, Ephesians 5:8-14, John 1:4-5, Ephesians 2:13-14, Jeremiah 23:5, Matthew 28:18, Job 3:5, Isaiah 9:2-7, John 3:19, John 3:35, John 4:35-36

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