Summer suns are glowing


Summer suns are glowing
over land and sea,
happy light is flowing,
bountiful and free.
Everything rejoices
in the mellow rays,
all earth's thousand voices
swell the psalm of praise.

God's free mercy streameth
over all the world,
and his banner gleameth,
everywhere unfurled.
Broad and deep and glorious
as the heaven above,
shines in might victorious
his eternal love.

Lord, upon our blindness
thy pure radiance pour;
for thy loving-kindness
make us love thee more.
And when clouds are drifting
dark across our sky,
then, the veil uplifting,
Father, be thou nigh.

We will never doubt thee,
though thou veil thy light:
life is dark without thee;
death with thee is bright.
Light of Light! shine o'er us
on our pilgrim way,
go thou still before us
to the endless day.


Words: William Walsham How, 1871

Music: Ruth

Meter: 65 65 D

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.