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Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light


Though this classic Lutheran hymn didn’t make it into the ELW (I certainly wasn’t consulted about that!), it perfectly encapsulates the message of the Christmas and Epiphany seasons, Christ the Light has broken into the darkness of this world. As we approach the New Year, I pray that Christ the Light, who by His incarnation has gathered into one things earthly and heavenly, would grant you the fullness of inward peace and make us all partakers of His divine nature.

-Robert McConnell
Music Director and Organist

Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light,
And usher in the morning;
O shepherds, shrink not with afright,
But hear the angel’s warning.
This Child, now weak in infancy,
Our confidence and joy shall be,
The power of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making.