In former times, we toiled at night.
We toiled in shadows from black to gray.
But then, behold! The emerging light!
In our long night’s journey into day.
In our long night’s journey into day,
The light of the Lord is beaming bright.
We praise the Lord and dance for joy.
The Lord of Hosts relieves our plight.
All the boots of tramping warriors
And bloody garments torn asunder
Are burning now in pungent fires.
We exult like a people dividing plunder.
A child is born; a son is given;
Authority rests in Him today.
We thank the Lord for sins forgiven
And our long night’s journey into day.
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