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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

Like the Golden Sun Ascending

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of F

Full Score (PDF)

four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)

Key of F

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of F
Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo, trans George Alfred Taylor Rygh
Music: Johann Schon
Tune: Werde Munter
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #156
Category: Easter;    Theme: Hope
Scripture: Acts 2:32

1 Like the golden sun ascending, Breaking through the gloom of night,
On the earth his glory spending So that darkness takes to flight,
Thus my Jesus from the grave And death's dismal, dreadful cave
Rose triumphant Easter morning At the early purple dawning.

2 Thanks to you, O Christ victorious! Thanks to you, O Lord of life!
Death now has no power o'er us, You have conquered in the strife.
Thanks because you did arise And have opened paradise!
None can fully sing the glory Of the resurrection story.

3 For my heart finds consolation And my fainting soul grows brave
When I stand in contemplation At your dark and dismal grave;
When I see where you did sleep In death's dungeon dark and deep,
Yet you broke all bonds asunder, Should I not rejoice and wonder?

4 Though I am by sin o'ertaken, Though I lie in helplessness,
Though I am by friends forsaken And must suffer great distress,
Though I am without a friend, And by all the world condemned,
Though the dark grave yawn before me, Yet the light of hope shines o'er me.