Above the Brightness of the Sun (DeFord)


Above the Brightness of the Sun (DeFord)

Music for Choirs, Submitted Music (1992-1997)

All the world in shadow lay,

Ev’ry search for truth unending,

Long the age bereft of Heaven’lv voice

Long ago denied the pow’r.

Then within a silent grove,

Joseph pled for understanding,

Offering aloud his humble prayer,
Speaking all his heart’s desire

Not though the pow’rs of hell arose

To bid the gates of Heav’n be closed

Could evil’s wrath restrain the hand of God

Who thus appeared to man

 

Above the brightness of the sun

Purer than the radiant morning

Banishing the night with Heaven’s perfect light,

Clearer than the new day’s dawning,

The Father spake and Christ our Lord

Restored to man his Father’s Kingdom,

The light of truth shines forth

Upon the earth, above the brightness of the sun.

 

All the world was unaware,

As the word of life was spoken,

As a simple boy of tender years

Heard the long awaited truth.

There within the hallowed grove,

Heaven hath the silence broken

God speaks once again to mortal man.

Hear his voice, oh sons of earth!

Behold the skies with glory riv’n,

Behold the might and pow’r of heav’n,

Behold! The Father and the Son,

The glorious day of truth has dawned.

 

Not though the pow’rs of hell arise in vain to seal the cloven skies

Shall revelation cease to shine and fit the earth with truth divine.

Above the brightness of the sun, purer than the radiant morning,

Banishing the night with heaven’s perfect light,

Clearer than the new day’s dawning,

The father speaks and Christ our Lord

Shall ever guide his father’s kingdom

The light of truth shines forth

Upon the earth, above the brightness of the sun!


Text:  Sally DeFord

Music:  Sally DeFord

Album:  Submitted Music (1992-1997)

Composition Date:  1997

More Info:  CMS 1997

Topics

Prophets, Joseph Smith, Prayer