A Song of the New Jerusalem (Epiphany)
1 Arise, shine out, for your light has come, ♦
the glory of the Lord is rising upon you.
2 Though night still covers the earth, ♦
and darkness the peoples;
3 Above you the Holy One arises, ♦
and above you God’s glory appears.
4 The nations will come to your light, ♦
and kings to your dawning brightness.
5 Your gates will lie open continually, ♦
shut neither by day nor by night.
6 The sound of violence shall be heard no longer in your land, ♦
or ruin and devastation within your borders.
7 You will call your walls, Salvation, ♦
and your gates, Praise.
8 No more will the sun give you daylight, ♦
nor moonlight shine upon you;
9 But the Lord will be your everlasting light, ♦
your God will be your splendour.
10 For you shall be called the city of God, ♦
the dwelling of the Holy One of Israel.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.