Upon A World Of Guilt And Night

Upon a world of guilt and night,
The Morning-star arose.
“Enough!” mine eyes have seen its light;
Now welcome death’s repose.

Prophetic joy those words inspired,
When, in the virgin’s Son,
Simeon beheld the long-desired,
And blessed God’s Holy One.

“Now lettest Thou Thy servant, Lord!
In peace his soul resign:
These eyes, according to Thy word,
See Judah’s Day-star shine:

“The Light of life, whose healing ray
Shall sin’s deep shades dispel;
To Gentile lands salvation’s day;
Thy glory, Israel!”

Faith still beholds her risen Lord,
Though hid from mortal sight.
Shine forth, O Savior! in Thy word,
And fill the world with light.