Number: 69
Title: O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
Composer: Alt. Johann Adolf Schlegel, 1768 Trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863Philipp Nicolai, 1599 Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1740
Author: Philipp Nicolai, 1597
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1 II Peter 1:19 Jude 21 Revelation 22:16
Theme: Epiphany

1.  O Morning Star, how fair and bright
    Thou beamest forth in truth and light!
    O Sovereign meek and lowly!
    Thou root of Jesse, David's Son,
    My Lord and Savior, Thou hast won 
    My heart to serve Thee solely!
    Thou art holy,
    Fair and glorious, all victorious,
    Rich in blessing,
    Rule and might o'er all possessing.

2.  Thou heavenly brightness! Light divine!
    O deep within my heart now shine,
    And make Thee there an altar!
    Fill me with joy and strength to be
    Thy member, ever joined to Thee
    In love that cannot falter!
    Toward Thee longing
    Doth possess me; turn and bless me;
    Here in sadness
    Eye and heart long for Thy gladness!