O Blessed Sun Whose Splendor

Text:  Karl Johann Philipp Spitta 
Music:  Finnish Melody 
Tune:  Nyland  76.76D
OHT Incipit:  

O blessed sun whose splendor
Dispels the shades of night;
O Jesus, my defender,
My soul's supreme delight,
Though fortune should bereave me
Of all I love the best,
If thou thy love still leave me,
I freely give the rest.

I know no life divided,
O Lord of life, from thee;
In thee is life provided,
For all mankind and me;
I know no death, O Jesus,
Because I live in thee;
Thy death it is which frees us
From death eternally.

Lord, with this truth impress me,
And write it on my heart,
To comfort, cheer and bless me,
That thou my Saviour art.
Thy love it was which sought me,
Thyself unsought by me,
And for thy ransom bought me
To live for aye in thee.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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