Christian Worship The Entrance Of Thy Word Giveth Light.

How blest thy creature is, O God,
When, with a single eye,
He views the lustre of thy word,
The day-spring from on high!

Through all the storms that veil the skies,
And frown on earthly things,
The Sun of Righteousness doth rise,
With healing on his wings.

The soul, a dreary province once
Of Satan’s dark domain,
Feels a new empire formed within,
And owns a heavenly reign.

The glorious orb, whose golden beams
The fruitful year control,
Since first, obedient to thy word,
He started from the goal,-

Has cheered the nations with the joys
His orient rays impart:
But, Jesus, ’tis thy light alone
Can shine upon the heart.