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The People That in Darkness Sat

  1. The people that in darkness sat
    a glorious light have seen;
    the light has shined on them who long
    in shades of death have been,
    in shades of death have been.
  2. To hail thee, Sun of Righteousness,
    the gath’ring nations come;
    they joy as when the reapers beat
    their harvest treasures home,
    their harvest treasures home.
  3. For thou their burden dost remove
    and break the tyrant’s rod,
    as in the day when Midian fell
    before the sword of God,
    before the sword of God.
  4. To us a Child of hope is born,
    to us a Son is giv’n,
    and on his shoulder ever rests
    all pow’r in earth and heav’n,
    all pow’r in earth and heav’n.
  5. His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
    the Everlasting Lord,
    the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
    the God by all adored,
    the God by all adored.
  6. His righteous government and pow’r
    shall over all extend;
    on judgment and on justice based,
    his reign shall have no end,
    his reign shall have no end.
  7. Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray,
    and make us thine alone,
    who with the Father ever art
    and Holy Spirit, one;
    and Holy Spirit, one.
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Isaiah 9:2-7
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