Christ My Song - 918
Light of the cradle! shine - Manifold Light
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
2. Light of the cross! shine forth,
where he who took our death upon him died,
that life might freely to the dead flow forth
from him, the crucified.
3. Light of the empty tomb!
where for three days our mighty Surety lay,
pledge of the penalty for ever paid,
the darkness passed away.
4. Light of the risen Christ,
in whose bright rising we our rising see,
let thy sweet splendour cheer, and point us to
our morn of victory!
5. Light of the coming King,
of him who cometh to put on the crown
he won for us and for himself, oh, shine
with radiance all thine own!
6. Light of the glory, shine!
the splendour of the undimmed heaven above,
the glory of our God and of the Lamb,
the Sun of joy and love.
7. Light of the city, shine!
the new Jerusalem, with gems and gold;
the holy beauty of thy wondrous walls,
and gladness all untold.
Horatius Bonar, Hymns of the Nativity, 1879, 15-16.