Ye Clouds and darkness
Ye clouds and darkness, hosts of night,
That breed confusion and affright,
Begone! o�erhead the dawn shines clear,
The light breaks in, and Christ is here.
Earth�s gloom flees broken and dispersed,
By the sun�s piercing shafts coerced:
The day-star�s eyes rain influence bright,
And colors glimmer back to sight.
Thee, Christ, alone we know; to Thee
We bend in pure simplicity;
Our songs with tears to Thee arise;
Prove Thou our hearts with Thy clear eyes.
Though we be stained with blots within,
Thy quickening rays shall purge our sin;
Light of the Morning Star, Thy grace
Shed on us from Thy cloudless face.
All laud to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete.
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