Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting
words of the "Sunrise Sunset" lyrics,
Clement of Alexandria (Latin name Titus Flavius Clemens) (circa 150AD-circa 215AD),
was born in Athens, Greece and
achieved fame as a Roman missionary, theologian and teacher. Titus Flavius Clemens was canonized as Saint Clement of Alexandria but his name was removed from the Roman Martyrology in 1586 by Pope Sixtus V..
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Sunrise Sunset
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Clement of Alexandria (Latin name Titus Flavius Clemens) (circa 150AD
to circa 215AD)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "1 Sunset to sunrise changes now, for God doth make his world anew"
First Publication Date:
Sunrise Sunset Lyrics
1 Sunset to sunrise changes now,
for God doth make his world anew;
on the Redeemer's thorn-crowned brow
the wonders of that dawn we view.
2 E'en though the sun withholds its light,
lo! a more heavenly lamp shines here,
and from the cross on Calvary's height
gleams of eternity appear.
3 Here in o'er-whelming final strife
the Lord of life hath victory,
and sin is slain, and death brings life,
and earth inherits heaven's key.