There’s a light upon the mountains

There’s a light upon the mountains. Henry Burton* (1840-1930). From Burton's Wayside Songs of the Inner and Outer Life (1883). According to Wesley Milgate (Songs of the People of God, 1982, p. 98), this hymn on Christ's coming in glory appeared in American books before British ones (Burton lived in the USA for most of his early life). In Britain it has been particularly popular with Methodists, since its first appearance in the Wesleyan Methodist School Hymnal (1911). There were five stanzas, of which HP omits no 2: In the fading of the starlight we can see the coming morn; And the lights of men are paling in the splendours of the dawn: For the eastern skies are glowing as with light...

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