The United Methodist Hymnal


Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

1.	Christ, whose glory fills the skies, 
	Christ, the true, the only light, 
	Sun of Righteousness, arise, 
	triumph o'er the shades of night; 
	Dayspring from on high, be near; 
	Daystar, in my heart appear.

2.	Dark and cheerless is the morn 
	unaccompanied by thee; 
	joyless is the day's return, 
	till thy mercy's beams I see; 
	till they inward light impart, 
	cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

3.	Visit then this soul of mine; 
	pierce the gloom of sin and grief; 
	fill me, Radiancy divine, 
	scatter all my unbelief; 
	more and more thyself display, 
	shining to the perfect day.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1740
MUSIC: William H. Havergal, 1861
Theme: Aspiration and Resolve; Christian Perfection; Christian Year: Easter; Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Epiphany; Christian Year: Epiphany; Christian Year: Transfiguration; Christian Year: Transfiguration; Glory; Jesus Christ; Light; Particular Times of Worship: Morning; The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ