1 Gone is the hollow, murky night,
With all its shadows dun;
O shine upon us, heavenly light,
As on the earth the sun!
2 Pour on our hearts Thy heavenly beam,
In radiance sublime!
Retire before that ray supreme,
Ye sins of elder time!
3 Lo, on the morn that now is here
No night shall ever fall;
But faith shall burn, undimmed and clear,
Till God be all in all.
4 This is the dawn of infant faith;
The day will follow soon,
When hope shall breathe with freer breath,
And morn be lost in noon;
5 For to the seed that's sown to-day
A harvest time is given,
When charity with faith to stay,
Shall make on earth a heaven.
GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH: AND ON EARTH PEACE:
GOOD WILL TO MEN.