Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

Author: Johann Rist
Composer: Johann Schop


Languages (7)

This song text has been indexed at SingPraises.net in the following languages:

  • Italian: O fulgido chiaror del ciel
  • Japanese: うるわしき光
  • Korean: 아름다운 하늘 햇빛
  • Portuguese: No Céu Desponta Nova Luz
  • Swedish: Bryt fram, o himmelskt sköna ljus
  • Tongan: Ko e maama fakalangi


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Representative lyrics

English

Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

The United Methodist Hymnal (1989, 1990), 223

1. Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light, And usher in the morning; O shepherds, shrink not with afright, But hear the angel’s warning. This Child, now weak in infancy, Our confidence and joy shall be, The power of Satan breaking, Our peace eternal making.

2. Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light, To herald our salvation; He stoops to earth–the God of might, Our hope and expectation. He comes in human flesh to dwell, Our God with us, Immanuel; The night of darkness ending, Our fallen race befriending.

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