1 The people who in darkness walked
have seen a glorious light:
that light shines out on those who lived
in shadows of the night.

2 To greet you, Sun of righteousness,
the gathering nations come;
rejoicing as when reapers bring
their harvest treasures home.

3 For now to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and on his shoulder ever rests
all power in earth and heaven.

4 His name shall be the prince of peace,
eternally adored;
most wonderful of counsellors,
the great and mighty Lord.

5 His peace and righteous government
shall over all extend;
on judgement and on justice based,
his reign shall never end.

Jubilate Hymns version of The race that long in darkness pined , John Morrison (1750 - 1798)
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