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Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 223
Text: Johann Rist, 1607-1667; st 1 trans. by John Troutbeck
Music: Johann Schop, c. 1590-1664; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750
Tune: ERMUNTRE DICH, Meter: 87.88.77

1. Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light,
and usher in the morning;
O shepherds, shrink not with affright,
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.

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