Jesus! Thou Sun of Righteousness,
Shed forth Thy living rays:
Stir up Thy strength, Thy mightiness,
And manifest Thy praise.
In former years Thy words of power,
Midst darkness scattered light;
Now reproduce Thy early shower,
And rain upon our night.
Sent down Thy blessing from on high,
And cause Thy life below;
The good seed of Thy kingdom nigh,
In faith and hope to grow.
The faith that made Thy saints of old,
In patience to endure;
The Hope which in the covenant fold,
Beholds the promise sure.