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Jesus is the Light that drives away darkness and draws people in from everywhere.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 60:1-6

ESV Text: Isaiah 60:1-6

KJV Text:

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     1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 127:
As with Gladness Men of Old

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1. As with gladness men of old 
Did the guiding star behold; 
As with joy they hailed its light, 
Leading onward, beaming bright, 
So, most gracious Lord, may we 
Evermore be led by Thee! 

2. As with joyful steps they sped, 
Savior, to Thy lowly bed, 
There to bend the knee before 
Thee whom heaven and earth adore, 
So may we with willing feet 
Ever seek Thy mercy-seat! 

3. As they offered gifts most rare 
At Thy cradle, rude and bare, 
So may we with holy joy, 
Pure and free from sin’s alloy, 
All our costliest treasures bring, 
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King! 

4. Holy Jesus, every day 
Keep us in the narrow way; 
And when earthly things are past. 
Bring our ransomed souls at last 
Where they need no star to guide, 
Where no clouds Thy glory hide. 

5. In the heavenly country bright 
Need they no created light; 
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown, 
Thou its Sun which goes not down. 
There forever may we sing 
Alleluias to our King!