Singing through the Year: Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Titled “Morning Hymn” by its author, Charles Wesley, this week’s hymn directs us to worship Christ as the light of the world and invites his light into our hearts.

Listen: a congregational-like setting and a (gorgeous!) choral arrangement.

Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true and only Light,
Sun of righteousness, arise,
triumph o’er the shade of night;
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

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,
glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

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.

Singing through the Year features a hymn related to next Sunday’s readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Each hymn will be sung at the Presbyterian church where I am the organist.