To Hail Thy Rising Sun Of Life

To hail Thy rising, Sun of life,
The gathering nations come;
Joyous as when the reapers bear
Their harvest treasures home.

For Thou our burden hast removed;
Th’ oppressor’s reign is broke;
Thy fiery conflict with the foe
Has burst his cruel yoke.

To us the promised Child is born;
To us he Son is given;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
And all the hosts of heaven.

His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
For evermore adored;
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,
The mighty God and Lord.

His power increasing still shall spread,
His reign no end shall know;
Justice shall guard His throne above
And peace abound below.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America,