The Sun Of Righteousness Appears


The Sun of Righteousness appears,
To set in blood no more!
Adore the scatterer of your fears,
You rising Sun adore.

The saints, when he resigned his breath,
Unclosed their sleeping eyes;
He breaks again the bands of death,
Again the dead arise.

Alone the dreadful race he ran,
Alone the wine-press trod;
He died and suffered as a man,
He rises as a God.

In vain the stone, the watch, the seal,
Forbid an early rise,
To him who breaks the gates of hell,
And opens paradise.

The Christian’s duty, exhibited in a series of hymns,