Hymns of the Christian Church.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.
Oliver Wendell Holmes18091894Modern Hymns
A Sun-Day Hymn
Thy glory flames from sun and star;
Centre and soul of every sphere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!
Sheds on our path the glow of day:
Star of our hope, thy softened light
Cheers the long watches of the night.
Our noontide is thy gracious dawn;
Our rainbow arch, thy mercy’s sign:
All, save the clouds of sin, are thine.
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love;
Before thy ever-blazing throne
We ask no lustre of our own.
And kindling hearts that burn for thee,
Till all thy living altars claim
One holy light, one heavenly flame.